TRANSITION 2016

CIA Chief to Trump: Scrapping Iran Deal Would Be ‘Height of Folly’

CIA Director John Brennan said in a BBC interview that it would be “disastrous” for the incoming Trump administration to scrap the Iran nuclear deal. Brennan said the move would be “the height of folly,” and also noted that Donald Trump should be cautious about interacting with Russia. Brennan blamed Moscow for the deaths and turmoil in Syria, which has suffered through a five-year civil war. Throughout his campaign and into the transition period, Trump has said he may throw out the Iran deal and that he would like to work more closely with Vladimir Putin. Brennan will leave his post at the CIA in January.