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CIA Director Says It Would Be 'Folly' to Scrap Iran Deal

Donald Trump threatened during the campaign to scrap the deal

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    CIA Director Says It Would Be 'Folly' to Scrap Iran Deal
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    File photo: CIA Director John Brennan participates in the Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing on worldwide threats, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    The CIA director says it would be an act of "folly" for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to scrap the nuclear deal with Iran.

    John Brennan told the BBC in an interview broadcast Wednesday 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.

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

    Brennan plans to step down in January.