Former Sen. Chuck HagelCharles (Chuck) Timothy HagelIntel chief: Federal debt poses 'dire threat' to national security Hagel: Trump is 'an embarrassment' Tax cut complete, hawks push for military increase 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.