Former CIA director James Woolsey tells Newsmax TV
he agrees with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's warning that Iran remains a major threat to the Jewish State and the world and the U.S. and other world powers must enforce the Iran nuclear deal "with a little more rigor."
"I'm substantively in agreement completely with Bibi on this. We've behaved in exactly the way that he's criticizing," Woolsey said Thursday to J.D. Hayworth on "Newsmax Prime."
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"We've made life a lot harder and more dangerous for Israel, which is right in the middle of this morass.
"By the way we've handled that Iranian deal on nuclear systems and nuclear weapons, we've created a situation in which Iran, if it doesn't already have a nuclear weapon somewhere up in the desert, it will have one in relatively short order."
And when that happens, other countries will race to become nuclear as well, he fears.
"And the next time we have a major crisis in the Middle East involving four, five or six countries, two or three, maybe four or five of them, we'll have nuclear weapons. That's not a peaceful thing," said Woolsey, chairman for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
In his speech before the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, Netanyahu urged the world to be vigilant in making Iran live up to the terms of the controversial deal.
Make sure that Iran's violations aren't swept under the Persian rug," he said.
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