Iran "never deals straight" and cannot be trusted to uphold the nuclear arms deal it hammered out with the United States and other world powers, former CIA Director James Woolsey tells Newsmax TV.
"This would be a perfectly reasonable agreement if it were with, say, Denmark," Woolsey said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show."
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"You could trust the other party to do what they said and what they said would be consistent with the written agreement and they wouldn't use all kinds of subterfuges to get away from their obligations.
"But the Iranians never deal straight. They haven't at least since 1979 when this government came in."
Under a historic deal reached by United States and five other world powers to scale back Iran's nuclear program, financial sanctions imposed by the U.S., the European Union and United Nations will be lifted.
In return, Iran is agreeing to lengthy curbs on its nuclear program, which many believe aims at building a nuclear bomb.
But Woolsey, chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, doesn't buy it.
"It's really naïve to think that they're going to act as the Danes would if we were negotiating with the Danes," Woolsey said.
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