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CIA di­rec­tor says it would be ‘folly’ to scrap Iran deal

The CIA di­rec­tor says it would be an act of “folly” for US Pres­i­den­t­elect Don­ald Trump to scrap the nu­clear deal with Iran.

John Bren­nan told the BBC in an in­ter­view broad­cast yes­ter­day that it would be “dis­as­trous” to end the deal de­signed to pre­vent Iran from de­vel­op­ing nu­clear weapons.

Trump threat­ened dur­ing the cam­paign to scrap the deal. Bren­nan said do­ing so would strengthen hard­lin­ers in Iran and pos­si­bly spur other coun­tries to pur­sue nu­clear weaponry.

The CIA di­rec­tor also sug­gested Trump should be wary of prom­ises made by Rus­sia be­cause of Rus­sia’s past fail­ure to de­liver.

He said Rus­sia and the Syr­ian regime are re­spon­si­ble for the hor­ren­dous hu­man­i­tar­ian sit­u­a­tion fac­ing Syr­ian civil­ians.

Bren­nan plans to step down in Jan­uary.

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