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As prospects for a Biden revival of the failed 2015 nuclear deal with Iran fade, security experts are asking what is Team Biden’s ‘Plan B?’ And it doesn’t really appear that they have one. That is creating huge concerns.

According to Politico’s National Security Dailynewsletter, among those worried about the looming Iran threat is former Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun.

Biegun served as the State Department’s No. 2 during the Trump administration, but he’s a well-regarded figure among Democrats as well as Republicans. He’s not a fan of the 2015 nuclear deal, nor is he a fan of Iran’s destabilizing actions in the Middle East. Still, he says, “there’s not a really very honest debate about what the alternative is to a deal” in U.S. foreign policy and national security circles, and “that is something that all of us bear responsibility for.”

President JOE BIDEN ’s assertion that Iran will not get a nuclear weapon is a “pretty strong statement,” especially if there’s no serious Plan B on the horizon, Biegun said. “If there’s no [deal], then the president is essentially making a threat to end the Iranian nuclear program through the use of force,” Biegun said. “If we’re going to make that kind of threat … there should be a lot more preparation, a lot more organization, to deliver on that.”

What could a Plan B look like? Biegun listed options, such as: greenlighting Israeli attacks on Iran’s program; putting together a coalition of states, including Arab Gulf states, to stand up to Tehran; a fuller implementation of the sanctions-heavy Trump-era “maximum pressure” plan; or other, more covert measures.

“I don’t know what the answer is, but if we’re going to stop Iran from having a nuclear weapon considering how close they are, that’s a pretty important debate that we should be having,” he said.

Meanwhile, Politico also reports that thehead of Britain’s foreign intelligence service (MI6) is ‘skeptical’ that Iran wants to revive the dead nuke deal.

“I’m skeptical that the supreme leader will go for the deal,” Richard Moore, the MI6 chief, told CNN.

While an agreement is on the table and he says China and Russia won’t block the move, Moore added “I don’t think the Iranians want it.”

Hence, what the hell is Biden’s ‘Plan B?’ ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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23 days ago

Biden has no plan b. He’ll do what ever his handlers tell him to do and so far everything they’ve touched has turned to shit…

23 days ago

[What is Biden’s ‘Plan B’ to Stop Iran from Getting Nukes?]
Biden’s plan, I think you should have said Obama’s plan… Will Biden’s plan B on Iran be a complete disaster? Absolutely, unless Israel destroys their plans with the first strike…

23 days ago