Former Iran Hostage: It's Time to Renegotiate or Exit Nuclear Deal
President Donald Trump is expected to "decertify" the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement before Sunday's deadline, which would leave the fate of the deal in Congress' hands.
Lawmakers would have 60 days to decide what to do about the agreement and if the U.S. will reimpose hefty pre-2015 sanctions on the rogue regime.
Don Cooke, who wastaken captive at the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 and held hostage for 444 days, thinks it's time for the U.S. to renegotiate or exit the deal.
On "Fox & Friends" today, Cooke said explained that the Obama administration wanted to reopen the U.S.-Iran relationship, so it was willing to sign what amounts to a bad agreement for the U.S.
"I think the deal either should be renegotiated or we should walk out of it," Cooke said.
He noted that at the first meeting, Iran reportedly made it clear that they would not stop enriching uranium as part of any deal. Since there's no reason for them to enrich uranium other than to have a bomb, he said the U.S. should have walked away from the negotiating table right then.
Cooke said that some of our European allies - such as France - would be willing to tear up the deal, as it only puts restrictions on Iran's nuclear program for 15 years, after which they can continue developing nuclear weapons unrestrained.
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