ST. LOUIS – Monday marked the start of the six month nuclear deal between the United States, its allies, and Iran.

Iran has begun cutting back on uranium enrichment activities. In return, the U.S. and its partners will reduce some existing sanctions on Tehran's regime.

Missouri's own Rocky Sickmann was in Iran on Nov. 4, 1979 when terrorists seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and 52 Americans were taken hostage for 444 days. He recently told NewsChannel 5's Mike Bush that he doesn't trust this deal. He thinks Iran's nuclear program needs to be dismantled.

"I don't trust them because I didn't trust them for 444 days. They lied to us every minute. They have continued to lie to us for 34 years. The clerics that were in power in 1979 are the same clerics that are in power to this day," said Sickmann.

Instead of a deal, Sickmann said he'd advise the president to step up the sanctions against Iran.

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