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Dan Bongino saluted President Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement.

Trump on Tuesday called the deal defective and declared that "America will not be held to nuclear blackmail."

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 and rigorous inspections.

Bongino, an NRATV contributor, argued that it was never a fair deal in the first place, since it did not effectively restrain Iran's nuclear activities.

"This was never a negotiation. It was a manipulation. The Iranians played the Obama administration for fools," Bongino said on "Hannity" on Tuesday.

He said that the "rigorous inspections" were ineffective, as the Iranians prevented inspectors from examining military installations for nuclear materials or the production of nuclear weapons.

"Where the heck do you think they're going to produce a nuclear weapon? The local Walmart? Of course they're going to do it in the military installations," Bongino said. "This is common sense. This was never a deal. This was Obama getting played. The Iranians never had any intention of sticking to this deal."

"And I applaud President Trump for throwing this crap deal out the window."


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