Former Sen. Chuck HagelChuck HagelWho will temper Trump after he takes office? Hagel: I’m ‘encouraged’ by Trump’s Russia outreach Want to 'drain the swamp'? Implement regular order MORE (R-Neb.) believes Russia would be willing to work with the United States on persuading Iran to stop developing nuclear weapons.

Hagel, a former member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, appeared on MSNBC on Tuesday to discuss the U.S.