Condoleezza Rice Tells 'Fox and Friends' It Won't Be a 'Disaster' if Trump Pulls U.S. from Iran Nuclear Deal
From the May 1 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
CONDOLEEZZA RICE (FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE): I actually think if we pull out now, it's not going to be the disaster that everybody is talking about. I would not have signed this deal. I don't think it was a very good deal. I think we were in a hurry to get a deal, and we left a lot on the table and, as you said, they got a lot up front. The allies love this deal, and I certainly hope that in their meeting with President Trump that [French President Emmanuel] Macron and [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel talked about ways to improve the deal if we're going to stay in it. But if we get out of this deal, it's going to be just fine. The Iranians, I think, will try and stay in because they do want that investment eventually to start flowing. And, by the way, the reason the investment isn't flowing is we still have sanctions on Iran because of terrorism. And that makes companies very wary of going into Iran and finding out all of a sudden that actually they were funding the [Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps].
STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): We had no idea.
RICE: Right, exactly.
AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): So it sounds like you're in favor of pulling out of the deal?
RICE: Well, I think it's -- I would have probably stayed in for alliance management purposes, but I have no argument -- if the president decides to pull out of the deal, I have no argument with that.