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Steve Hayes: 'Trump administration is going to take on Iran as a threat'

The Trump administration is taking a tough stance on Iran

 

Steve Hayes, Editor and Chief of the Weekly Standard said Thursday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that the Trump administration is taking a whole new approach to the threat from Iran.  

"The Trump administration is going to take on Iran as a threat looking at the nuclear program, looking at terrorism, looking at what it's doing in the region,"  Hayes said.  "Remember the Obama administration had this chosen, this deliberate policy of decoupling the nuclear talks from everything else Iran does. You heard in Rex Tillerson's comments yesterday, you've heard from other people in the administration, that's over, that's not happening anymore."   

Trump has vowed to take a look at the Iran nuclear deal, which was put in place by the Obama administration.  However, Hayes said the Trump administration is sending mixed messages. 

"The reason for it is Iran, as part of this deal got the goods, got the rewards for the deal early and now it's about compliance," said Hayes.  "So if the administration tears up the deal Iran has already gotten much of what it took to sign the deal and the United States and people would keep Iran from getting a nuclear weapon now want to test the compliance."