Mike Pompeo

CIA chief warns Trump that scrapping Iran deal would be 'disastrous'

CIA chief warns Trump that scrapping Iran deal would be 'disastrous'

Senior U.S. intelligence officials are increasingly concerned that President-elect Donald Trump’s threats to dismantle the Iran nuclear deal would bolster hard-liners in Tehran and spark a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

Over the last month, U.S. intelligence analysts have written secret reports on the possible effects if the next administration abandoned or in effect sabotaged the arms control accord, as Trump has vowed to do during the campaign.

The concerns broke into the open Wednesday when CIA Director John Brennan issued a blunt public warning, saying it would be the “height of folly” and “disastrous” for Trump to scrub a deal...

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