Hayden: US needs to push back harder on Iran

Hayden: US needs to push back harder on Iran
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Former CIA Director Michael Hayden said early Sunday that the Obama administration is held hostage by the Iran nuclear agreement.


“We don’t push back on Iran in a whole lot of other places,” Hayden told ABC’s “This Week.”

Hayden, a critic of the Iran deal, said United States foreign policy in the next administration should push back against Iran in Iraq, Syria, and the Gulf states.

“If the Iranians want to walk away from the deal, fine,” he added.

President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate Senate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again MORE campaigned on a promise to get rid of the Iran nuclear agreement.

Hayden has been a critic of Trump, saying in a Washington Post op-ed earlier this month that the president-elect is a "useful tool" of Russian President Vladimir Putin.