“It’s not to suggest I haven’t made mistakes in my career, but I will put my record against anyone in public life in terms of foreign policy,” candidate Biden said in 2020.
So what’s going on here, Joe?
According to The Wall Street Journal, all is not well with the President’s Iran Nuclear Deal negotiation team. The problem? Joe’s too soft. Now many of the team members are walking away from discussions, creating, potentially, a very dangerous situation.
“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 Biden administration set restoring the nuclear deal as a foreign-policy goal, though it has kept almost all the Trump sanctions in place. Republicans and Democrats in Congress have criticized the administration for allowing Iran to build up its nuclear work even while the talks dragged on.”
JUST RAN: With talks to restore the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran reaching a critical phase, differences have emerged in the US negotiating team over how tough to be with Tehran & when to walk away, according to people familiar with the negotiations.https://t.co/1PDczSWDRU -1-
— laurence norman (@laurnorman) January 24, 2022