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Wed Jul 29, 2015, 01:25 PM

Valerie Plame Calls Out Hypocrisy Over Response To Iran Nuclear Deal [View all]

Former CIA covert operations officer Valerie Plame, who has been a vocal supporter of the Iran nuclear deal, sees some hypocrisy in the outcry against the proposition, she told HuffPost Live on Tuesday.

While President Reagan was revered for his work with the first Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which was later signed by President George W. Bush, the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran have been much more controversial, Plame pointed out.

"When President Ronald Reagan negotiated some significant arms reduction deals with the then-Soviet Union, he was considered a real hero, someone who was advocating for peace," Plame told host Alyona Minkovski. "Now when we have President Obama leading the administration push to have this deal go through Congress, he's labeled with the [Neville] Chamberlain 'giving in' label."

Plame heralded the nuclear deal as an opportunity to bring Iran back into the international community and pushed back against some of the criticism of the deal.

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The former CIA officer tells HuffPost Live why she supports the proposal

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