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Former DHS Secretary Names Reason Iran Deal Could Make America Less Safe


"I think America's interests are not safer because of this deal."

President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran could make America less safe, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge warned Monday at a protest against Iranian President Hassan Rouhani outside the United Nations.

"No," replied Ridge, when asked by TheBlaze if America was safer because of the Iran deal. "I think America's interests are not safer because of this deal. I think we're jeopardized because we have given additional money and almost license to continue to support terrorism."

Ridge warned that the president's deal with Iran, which which would last 10 to 15 years and allow for enrichment of non-weapon grade uranium, also includes a massive easing of sanctions that could result in more terrorisms in Europe and the the United States.

"You better believe there will be individuals ... that will bring their form of terrorism back to Europe and ultimately some of them may find their way to the United States," Ridge said.

Ridge, who was the first United States Secretary of Homeland Security from 2003 to 2005, also served as the 43rd governor of the state of Pennsylvania.

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