Republicans are critical of President Biden’s move to abandon the Trump era efforts to reimpose UN sanctions IranThe administration is taking a warmer tone toward Tehran.
Rep. Joe Wilson, representative of the Republika Srpska, said, “This is outrageous and dangerous. Biden has just begun selling weapons to Iran by Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping.” “why?”
Rep. Greg Staube, a member of the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs Committee, replied, “I agree, Joe.” “Why did Biden lift the United Nations sanctions that prevent Putin from selling weapons to Iran? It seems he warrants an investigation …”
The reaction is to the Biden administration’s move to end the Trump administration’s stance on a “soft return” of UN sanctions on Tehran.
The Trump administration launched a “snapback” mechanism in August that would restore all UN sanctions that ended under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The move came. After an unsuccessful attempt By the United States to extend the arms embargo on Iran that was scheduled to expire in October as part of the 2015 deal, and it prevented the regime from buying and selling weapons from allies.
However, the United Nations Security Council rejected the effort to remove the sanctions, and said the United States had no authority to use the mechanism because it was part of the deal that the United States withdrew from.
Then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rejected the UN’s arguments, claiming they were part of an accompanying UN resolution to which the US was still a party.
However, the The Biden administration sought To take a different approach towards the Iranian regime and sought to enter again into the Iranian deal. As part of this, the State Department said a letter had been sent to the council reflecting the US position on the swapback.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio described Biden’s stance toward Iran as “no less than reckless.”
“Not long after the Iranian-backed forces attacked the Americans in Iraq, President Biden is desperately trying to enter into a failed agreement and ease the sanctions on the Iranian regime,” Rubio said in a statement. “The president must make it clear that he understands that Khamenei cannot be trusted to respect international agreements, and that the United States will not play into the hands of the Iranians for the next four years.”
The administration’s move is one of a number of moves to reverse foreign policy under the Trump era. Biden returned to the United States with the Paris climate agreement and halted the US withdrawal from the World Health Organization.
In a speech to European leaders on Friday, Biden indicated that he was trying to turn the page on the Trump era.
He said during a hypothetical speech at the annual conference, “I am sending a clear message to the world, America is back, the transatlantic alliance is back, and we are not looking back. We are looking forward together.” Munich Security Conference.