'Iran Has Been Lying': Oliver North Says Trump Should Exit Iran Nuclear Deal
President Donald Trump is set to announce Tuesday whether the United States will exit the Iran nuclear agreement, and Lt. Col. Oliver North (Ret.) said it's the right move.
The 2015 deal struck by the U.S., Iran and world powers lifted most U.S. and international sanctions against the country. In return, Iran agreed to restrictions on its nuclear program making it impossible to produce a bomb, along with rigorous inspections.
"The Iranians have been lying. Every time their lips move, they're lying," North said on "Fox & Friends" one day after he was announced as the next president of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
He argued that the Iranians have not curbed their nuclear ambitions and they've been cheating on the deal, noting that they were working with North Korea on that country's nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) programs until just a few weeks ago.
He said our European allies who are part of the deal -- Britain, France and Germany -- want to keep it in place simply for the trade value.
"If we sanction [Iran] again, we ought to sanction anybody else who does business with them," North said. "That'll stop the Euros from helping to bail them out while they cheat on this program."
He noted that Trump's aggressive posture on North Korea has led to stunning progress on the possible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and he should use a similar strategy with Iran.
"The ayatollahs cannot get away with continuing to make nuclear weapons and continuing to test ICMBs."
Watch the full interview below.