Three officials working on the Iran negotiation team have now reportedly resigned over President Biden’s soft stance toward the Iranian regime.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Three Biden administration negotiators working on trying to get Iran to enter a nuclear deal have left the team because they reportedly believed that Democrat President Joe Biden was being too soft on Iran.
“U.S. officials confirmed over the weekend that Richard Nephew, the deputy special envoy for Iran, has left the team. Mr. Nephew, an architect of previous economic sanctions on Iran, had advocated a tougher posture in the current negotiations, and he hasn’t attended the talks in Vienna since early December,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “Two other members of the team, which is led by State Department veteran Robert Malley, have stepped back from the talks, the people familiar said, because they also wanted a harder negotiating stance.”
The team has been divided over disagreements on how strictly existing sanctions should be enforced and at what point it should walk away from the table as some experts warn that Iran is trying to prolong talks while they continue to work on their nuclear program.
“The divisions come at a pivotal time, with U.S. and European officials warning that only a few weeks remain to rescue the 2015 deal before Iran acquires the know-how and capability to quickly produce enough nuclear fuel for a bomb,” the report added. “Under the agreement, the U.S. lifted most international sanctions on Tehran in exchange for strict but temporary limits on Iran’s nuclear work. The Trump administration exited the agreement, seeing it as insufficient to restrain Iran, and the Biden administration is trying to reverse course.”
The news comes as tensions continue to mount between Russia, Ukraine and the U.S., with many expecting a Russian attack on the smaller Eastern European nation within weeks.