Iran’s Quiet Ties to Biden

Iran’s Quiet Ties to Biden

Iran’s leaders continue to pledge “Death to America,” and are working diligently to develop a nuclear arsenal.  They have killed U.S. citizens, and have fired on American ships. They fund terrorism throughout the globe.

Why does President Biden, as did his predecessor Barack Obama, assist, appease, and finance this dangerous rogue nation?

Sources indicate that Iran managed to deeply influence sources close to both Obama and Biden. There are concerns both within the State Department and the Department of Defense.

The Clarion Project reports that Robert Malley, the now-suspended Iran envoy in the Biden administration, is alleged to have funded, supported, and directed an Iranian intelligence operation designed to influence the U.S. and allied governments, according to leaked Iranian government emails.

The emails also reveal that Malley helped infiltrate Ariane Tabatabai, an Iranian agent of influence, into sensitive positions in the U.S. government, first at the State Department and then at the Pentagon. In a letter to defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) states “I write … to express my deep concern with the Department’s hiring of Ariane Tabatabai as the Chief of Staff for Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict (ASD/SOLIC). Ms. Tabatabai’s past employment history and close ties to the Iranian regime are alarming and should be disqualifying for anyone seeking such a sensitive position of trust within the United States Department of Defense…The office of ASD SO/LIC oversees many of the Department’s most sensitive operations and programs, to include those to counter Iran’s malign activities throughout the world. It is the adamant position of the House Armed Services Committee that no person who aligns themselves with an adversary such as Iran, or who acts as a foreign agent of influence, wittingly or unwittingly, should wield any such influence over United States policy, or have access to such sensitive information.”

According to American Military News, “Iran is reported to have established a network of influential researchers and academics throughout the United States and Europe. “…the Iran Experts Initiative, …is believed to have provided diplomats working for Iranian president Hassan Rouhani with access to influential policy circles during former President Barack Obama’s administration, [In which Biden served as Vice President and key advisor for the Middle East] used the Institute for Political and International Studies think tank to promote positive messages surrounding discussions of a nuclear between Iran and the United States.”

Rep. Rogers, who serves as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, emphasizes that “The Iranian regime poses one of the greatest threats to U.S. national security. Iran is the largest state sponsor of terrorism, their proxies have killed Americans, and they are actively trying to assassinate multiple former U.S. officials.”

Gatestone study found that “The regime is now finally at the threshold of making all the nuclear weapons it desires, along with missiles to launch them at their enemies in the Middle East, Europe and America…The Biden administration has totally failed to curb Iran’s nuclear program – but then again evidence shows it had never intended to. The ‘sunset clause’ in then President Barack Obama’s 2015 JCPOA ‘nuclear deal’assured Iran’s rulers that in a few years, they could legitimately have as many nuclear weapons as they desired…”

It is believed that in return for a deal containing all the same flaws as the JCPOA agreement, which allowes Iran to build ta nuclear arsenal after a number of years, Biden would unfreeze $20 billion for the mullahs.

Senator Blackburn (R-Tenn,) notes that “Iran, which has declared its desire to destroy the U.S. and Israel, poses a greater threat every day. Tehran has reportedly amassed enough uranium for five nuclear weapons. Moreover, Iran has largely blocked the International Atomic Energy Agency from investigating undeclared nuclear material found in the country in 2019 and refused to let the agency install more cameras in its facilities. Instead of putting enormous pressure on the regime, Biden is offering Iran a sweetheart…”

The failure of Biden’s appeasement approach is clear. In addition to the fast-paced program to produce nuclear weapons, Iran has been instrumental in the stunningly brutal Hamas attack on Israel.  According to the Daily Mail, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards devised land, air and sea assault that has left the Middle East on the brink of all-out war.

Frank Vernuccio serves as editor-in-chief of the New York Analysis of Policy and Government

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