Biden copies Trump’s hardline stance on Iran as hopes of reviving Obama deal fade
Biden’s hopes of reviving the Obama deal with Iran, later scrapped by Trump, are fading as intelligence warns the country is just weeks away from acquiring enough nuclear material to build its first nuclear bomb
- The White House hoped the deal could be revived as late as summer, but the Biden administration is now reportedly accepting the unsustainable
- Iran is believed to be unwilling to dump nuclear material it has accumulated since Trump scrapped Obama’s 2015 deal in 2018
- It could only be a few more weeks before Iran has enough material to build its first nuclear bomb, though construction itself would take two years
- The US’s most advanced bunker-buster bombs should be deployed to disrupt production at Iran’s hardened Fordaw facility
- Iran is also suspected of producing weapons for Russia’s war against Ukraine, which could further escalate tensions between the US and the Kremlin.
President Biden’s hopes of reviving Barack Obama’s deal with Iran have been dashed, as it was claimed the Islamist regime is just weeks away from having enough nuclear material to build its first nuclear bomb.
The president had hoped to revive the peace agreement that Obama had signed in 2015 in the summer.
The deal eased sanctions against Iran in exchange for a curtailment of nuclear weapons activity. It was abolished by Donald Trump in 2018 over fears that Iran would break its promises not to develop the bombs it had previously vowed to destroy Israel.
On Thursday, The New York Times reported that Biden’s hopes of reviving peace talks with Iran are “all dead,” with the president imposing new sanctions on Iran while backing anti-government protests in a move that has enraged leaders there.
Iran has also supplied Russia with drones to aid in its war against US-backed Ukraine, and is even suspected of manufacturing missiles for Putin’s regime.
If that suspicion is confirmed, it could even lead to a conflict between the US and Russia.
The White House’s hopes of reviving an Obama-era deal with Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenenei (right) have been dashed. It is now feared that Iran will be just weeks away from having enough material to build a nuclear bomb, although construction of such a weapon would take about two years.
Russia has not disrupted the supply of Western weapons to Ukraine and would likely have a dim view of the US and its allies if they worked to disrupt the supply of Iranian weapons to Kremlin-backed forces.
The Times reported that White House meetings are now focused on curtailing Iran’s nuclear plans as it is claimed the country is just weeks away from obtaining enough nuclear material to build a bomb.
Much of that material was transported to a hardened underground facility called Fordaw, it is claimed, where only the most powerful American bunker bombs could penetrate.
The US has further infuriated Iran by supporting anti-government protesters seeking to overthrow the country’s hardline Islamist government. A pro-Iran protester is pictured at UN headquarters in NYC on Nov. 18
Building such a bomb would likely take at least two years, with Iran’s leaders often vowing to wipe out US ally Israel if they are ever able to do so.
Attempts by the International Atomic Energy Agency to engage with Iran failed after its demands to access sites suspected of producing nuclear materials were rejected.
Middle East expert Henry Rome, of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, told the Times: “Imagine telling the new administration in January 2021 that Iran would enrich uranium to near-weapon-grade uranium at Fordow within two years, through its using the most advanced technology. centrifuges in large numbers, accepts very limited international oversight, collects multiple bombs of highly enriched uranium, and rejects diplomatic efforts.
“That’s not really a worst-case scenario, but it’s pretty close.”
And the State Department’s special envoy for relations with Iran, Robert Malley, accused Iran of being caught in a series of “vicious circles” that further isolated it and worsened the likelihood of conflict with the US and its allies. .
In 2018, President Trump scrapped the deal that his predecessor President Obama had drawn up in 2015. He said Iran failed to keep its promises not to collect nuclear weapons material. Obama agreed to ease sanctions against Iran in exchange for promises not to develop nuclear weapons
He explained: “The repression is fueling more protests. The protests lead to more repression.
“The alliance with Russia only further isolates Iran, prompting them to double down on this alliance in the absence of another partner.”
US intelligence officials also reportedly informed the president that reviving the deal was unpopular among Iranian government officials.
They would be unhappy at the prospect of having to dump nuclear material they acquired in the four years since Trump ended the deal.
Iran’s violent and often deadly crackdown on women’s rights protesters has further soured the US into reviving the deal.
And the government’s support for Russia further hampered efforts to revive the peace deal.
The White House is now said to be actively working to disrupt the supply chains of military equipment traveling between Iran and Russia.
They are also working to support pro-democracy protesters in their efforts to undermine the country’s draconian Islamist regime.
National Security Council spokesman John Kirby confirmed: “There is currently no ongoing diplomacy regarding the Iran deal.
“We are now in an impasse and we are not focused on that.”