Assessment: “It almost looks as if the United States is content with enabling the worst elements of the regime to enrich and to continue their crimes against humanity,” said Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies …
As the Biden administration prepares to sign a final deal with Iran that has been lambasted by numerous experts as nothing short of a major appeasement of the Islamic regime, Washington is now also weighing the removal of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from a terror blacklist in return for a public commitment from Iran to de-escalation in the region.
Former U.S. special Middle East envoy Dennis Ross mocked this decision, tweeting on Thursday: “Tying the delisting of the IRGC to Iran promising to de-escalate in the region makes us look naive.” Ross said he believes that such promises by Iran are not credible.
“For seven months the Israelites will be burying them in order to cleanse the land. All the people of the land will bury them, and the day I display my glory will be a memorable day for them, declares the Sovereign Lord” Ezekiel 39:12-13
In a joint announcement on Friday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said, “The IRGC is a terrorist organization that has murdered thousands of people, including Americans. We refuse to believe that the United States would remove its designation as a terrorist organization.”
The Biden administration promised to everyone it would pursue a “longer, stronger” deal with Iran. Why is it now looking to close a shorter, weaker deal?
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