The former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. urged the Biden administration to rethink its course on Iran.
There’s reason to believe the American Jewish community won’t be torn apart by the revival of the 2015 agreement.
Brian McGurk, a senior National Security Council official, briefed Jewish leaders ahead of another round of talks on returning to the Iran deal
Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator on the Iranian nuclear deal under Obama, suggests Biden’s goals are different.
Secretary of State Tony Blinken promised during his Senate confirmation hearings last month that the Biden administration would not rush to re-enter the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and would only do so with input from Israel and other Middle East allies. So it was something of a surprise when Blinken, America’s top diplomat, told his British, French and German counterparts that the administration is prepared to engage in talks with Iran on returning to full compliance of the nuclear deal.
The number is enough to block any congressional bid to block the move, which AIPAC and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu oppose.
The same day Biden said he wanted to revive the deal, the Iranian parliament passed a law demanding that he, well, revive the deal. Why?
Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo advised against a strike and said it would trigger a larger conflict.
It’s common knowledge that Bibi dislikes Iran — but that doesn’t mean he wants the US to go to war with it.
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris said they would reenter the deal.