Bill Richardson: Iran’s Behavior Hasn’t Changed Since Nuclear Deal

• April 28, 2016 9:39 am


Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D.) said Thursday that even after the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran, the rogue country's behavior still has not changed.

Richardson was the Ambassador to the United States under President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Madeline Albright until he became the Secretary of Energy under Clinton.

After a reporter talked about propaganda throughout the country against the United States, Richardson was asked for his opinion.

"What do you think, these images in Iran, have been there, as Michelle mentioned, for decades, but they do continue to be touched up," CNBC host Becky Quick said.

"Well, that's right. I mean the impression was that after the Iran nuclear deal with the U.S., that things would get better, but Iran's behavior is not changing internally," Richardson said. "There is enormous pressure by the Revolutionary Guard that is against the nuclear agreement.

"There's this anti-U.S. sentiment, recently Americans who were damaged in an accident can sue Iran and this is into Iran's assets. The troops that Iran has in Syria are probably going to increase, working against us, so there's still this tension. I still think the nuclear deal was good, but anyone that expects a betterment of relations in the short run, it's not going to happen."

The deal took effect in October 2015.

Since the deal began, there has been significant controversies, especially in the United States. This includes a deal where the United States is potentially illegally buying nuclear materials from Iran.