U.S. Signals Readiness To Use Military Against Iran
(UnitedVoice.com) – Preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear state is one of the top priorities for the US government. Former President Barack Obama convinced the country to sign onto the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) during his administration. When ex-POTUS Donald Trump took office, he pulled the US out of the agreement because he said it wasn’t working.
President Joe Biden has been negotiating with the Iranian regime since taking office, hoping to get them to enter another agreement regarding nuclear weapons like they had when he was vice president. A top US official recently stated the government is willing to go to extreme lengths to prevent the adversarial nation from obtaining weapons of mass destruction.
Sending in the Troops — Maybe
On October 31, US Special Envoy to Iran, Robert Malley, spoke at the Carnegie Endowment about the situation. Newsweek reported the official stated the US remains committed to keeping the country from obtaining weapons of mass destruction. He explained the administration hopes it can prevent it through diplomatic means. However, if all else fails, Washington isn’t ruling out “a military option.”
Malley added there isn’t anything the US is “not doing because [it’s] thinking of the potential of a potential nuclear deal in the future.”
“There is nothing now that we are not doing because we are thinking of the potential of a potential nuclear deal in the future,” @USEnvoyIran says, adding “we’re not tying our hands because of this hope that someday there’ll be a deal.”
— Jennifer Hansler (@jmhansler) October 31, 2022
The special envoy also gave an update on where the US is in terms of convincing Iran to rejoin the JCPOA. He reportedly said there hadn’t been any movement since “late August, early September,” and the government isn’t going to waste its time trying to push it if it isn’t happening.
Newsweek reached out to the Biden Administration in the wake of Malley’s shocking comments to find out if the POTUS agreed with using American forces to prevent the country from obtaining nuclear weapons.
A spokesperson responded and said that while the president believes the best way to achieve goals is through diplomacy, he’s “absolutely committed to never allowing Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.” The administration representative went on to say Biden would not remove “any option from the table, and that a military option remains as a last resort.”
The administration’s remarks come amid weeks of violent protests in Iran. Citizens of the country have pushed back against the brutal regime, demanding justice. The Iranian government hasn’t responded to the remarks made by the Biden administration.
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