Rhodes (center) and Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, listening as President Obama spoke to reporters during an off-the-record discussion. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
Washington Examiner: Rhodes warns next president against pulling out of Iran deal
Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser and key Iran deal proponent, advised President Obama's successor not to pull out of the nuclear agreement with Iran, saying it could trigger a war.
Walking away from the agreement with Iran and six world powers runs "counter to the whole concept of how one initiates a president — to decide that one of the first things I'm going to do is precipitate a crisis in the Middle East. It just doesn't seem like a wise thing to do," he told the Atlantic Council on Thursday when asked if he's concerned about the next president ending the deal.
A "basic principle is you don't come into office and create a massive new problem for yourself," he said.
Rhodes' comments point to Donald Trump, who has repeatedly assailed the deal during the campaign.
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Update #1: Ben Rhodes Admits Iran Deal Written So Future Presidents Could Never Tear It Up (Daily Caller)
Update #2: Rhodes: Iran Nuclear Deal Dismantled Weapons Program, Created Better Relationship (USNI News)
WNU Editor: Who elected or appointed Ben Rhodes to give advise or warnings to future Presidents? This guy has zero credibility .... especially after we all learned about this .... Blowback Against U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes Admission On How The Iran Nuclear Deal Was Made (May 9, 2016).