In a shocking display of weakness, Joe Biden and his administration are on the cusp of handing Iran a major victory by allowing United Nations’ sanctions on their access to missile and drone markets to expire. This move has been widely criticized and seen as a gigantic win for Tehran. Richard Goldberg, the Trump administration director for Countering Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction, called it an “unforgivable policy choice” that could have serious consequences for national security. He emphasized that the US has the power to prevent the sanctions from expiring, but the Biden administration has chosen not to take action.
The sanctions in question are a result of Resolution 2231 of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which was passed by the UN Security Council in 2015 to restrict Iranian nuclear efforts. However, despite the US’s participation in this resolution, the Biden administration has failed to prevent the sanctions from expiring. This becomes even more concerning considering the recent attacks by Hamas, resulting in the deaths of 1,400 people, including Americans.
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When asked about the administration’s plans regarding the Iranian embargo, a State Department spokesperson provided vague responses and did not commit to anything concrete. It seems that the Biden administration is hiding behind the idea of holding Iran accountable through other means, but this inaction is interpreted by critics as a form of support for Iran’s belligerent behavior.
The consequences of allowing these sanctions to expire go beyond just missile capabilities. Iran’s drone market is also at stake, and countries like Russia could be potential customers. Iran may take advantage of the suspension of sanctions to provide drones for Russia’s war efforts in Ukraine. This has raised serious concerns among experts, who argue that Washington’s silence on this matter is truly deafening.
It is deeply disheartening to witness the President lift this embargo, especially in light of the recent violence against Jews and his apparent opposition to Hamas. By allowing these sanctions to expire, Biden is essentially gifting Iran and its extremist allies a dangerous advantage. This is not the strong and decisive foreign policy that America needs in these critical times.