Former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman said on Thursday that President Donald Trump should pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.
“I think he is willing to pull out,” he told FOX Business’ Charles Payne on “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” “I think that would be the principled thing and the best thing to do for our national security.”
On Tuesday, the president announced the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over Twitter and named CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the new secretary of state. Trump applauded Tillerson’s service despite the disagreements he had with the former ExxonMobil CEO over the Iran deal.
“When you look at the Iran deal, I think it’s terrible,” Trump told reporters. “I guess he thought it was OK. So we were not really thinking the same. With Mike Pompeo, we have a very similar thought process. I think it’s going to go very well.”
Lieberman said that Pompeo was a great pick by Trump because he will most likely follow the president’s goals in creating policy in Iran.
“Mike Pompeo … I think will be a secretary of state who will support the president in the kind of principled tough policy against Iran that’ll be best for America,” he said.
The retired senator is confident that if the United States stands with the people of Iran, it will help bring an end to its current regime.
“The ultimate answer to the threat that Iran represents is the end of this regime and the installation of a regime that the people of Iran want,” he said.