President Trump’s former CIA director Mike Pompeo and other top intelligence and national security officials have expressed concerns over Biden’s approach to Iran.
Biden has signaled that he is willing to reenter talks with the worlds leading state sponsor of terror. According to State Department Spokesman Ned Price the Biden administration would “accept an invitation from the European Union High Representative to attend a meeting of the P5+1 and Iran to discuss a diplomatic way forward on Iran’s nuclear program.”
One official responded by saying the current president has choked.
According to The Daily Wire:
Left-leaning Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin wrote that the move from Biden comes after alleged Iranian-backed terrorists attacked U.S. forces in Iraq earlier this week — to which Biden still does not appear to have responded.
“Other Iranian proxies, such as the Houthis in Yemen, are not rewarding Biden’s more diplomatic approach with restraint — responding to outreach with new attacks on civilians,” Rogin wrote. “Meanwhile, the leaders in Tehran are acting as if they have all the leverage, making demands and escalating their nuclear brinkmanship.”
“The Ayatollah understands only strength,” Pompeo said. “I led a response to the Iranian threat that protected the American people from its terror and supported the Jewish state of Israel. Adopting the European Union model of accommodation will guarantee Iran a path to a nuclear arsenal.”
Nationally security expert Tim Morrison, who was on Trump’s National Security Council and is currently a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, told The Daily Wire in a statement that the Biden administration was giving up all leverage as it tried to restart the “dangerously flawed” deal.
GOP Rep Michael McCaul of Texas also responded:
"We need to secure a better deal that keeps the American people safe from the full range of Iran’s malign threats. The Biden [admin] must prioritize bipartisanship and stick to their assurance not to re-enter the deal until Iran comes back into full compliance with the JCPOA"
— Robbie Gramer (@RobbieGramer) February 18, 2021
The Daily Wire also included a statement from Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute Rebecca Heinrichs who said, “Iran takes cheating on the nuclear deal to the next level, fires rockets at Americans in Erbil just days ago, then threatens to keep nuclear inspectors out, and how does Biden respond? Absolutely chokes.”
This is the new message the United States is sending the rest of the world while returning to the failed approach of peace through appeasement by the Obama Administration.