Former Sen. Chuck HagelCharles (Chuck) Timothy HagelOvernight Energy: EPA moves to raise ethanol levels in gasoline | Dems look to counter White House climate council | Zinke cleared of allegations tied to special election Democrats offer legislation to counter White House climate science council Dozens of ex-officials warn Trump against White House panel on climate change 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.