Joe Biden’s Presidency has America in crisis mode.
But it looks like it’s about to get much worse.
And no one expected Joe Biden to make this one insane deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
After declaring Vladimir Putin a modern-day Adolf Hitler for his decision to invade Ukraine, Joe Biden and other Western nations imposed economic sanctions on Russia to try to deter Putin from taking further action.
However, according to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), Joe Biden is also trying to negotiate a new Iranian nuclear deal that would allow Russia to skirt the damage from economic sanctions.
“Policymakers should understand why this deal will establish a sanctions evasion hub for Vladimir Putin based in Iran—dramatically undermining international attempts to halt Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and deter further aggression,” the FDD’s analysis reads. “In addition to looking for a sanctions-free channel for trade, Russia might use this opportunity to learn from Iran’s decades of sanctions circumvention expertise and better prepare to offset future financial pressure from the West.”
Of course, Donald Trump tore up Barack Obama’s original deal with Iran, which Russia was an integral part of, because it allowed Iran to eventually become a nuclear power.
“Russia is well aware that the United States and Europe are eyeing such secondary sanctions and is looking to preemptively establish a financial beachhead from which Moscow can freely operate and evade future sanctions pressure,” the analysis continued. “Washington should draw from its experience in expanding the scope of secondary and financial sanctions on Iran to close this loophole that exists in the Russia sanctions regime.”
According to the FDD, the new Iran nuclear deal stipulates that if the United States or any other nation imposes sanctions on Iran for dealing with Russia, then it can accelerate its uranium enrichment process, which would allow Putin to evade the economic sanctions.
“The new Russian-brokered Iran Deal stipulates that the United States cannot reimpose sanctions on those Iranian banks—or else Iran is authorized to expand its uranium enrichment activities,” the analysis continues. “In other words, the Russian-brokered Iran nuclear deal already guarantees Russia can use a sanctions-free Iran as a sanctions-evasion oasis. Russia and Iran have a long history of scheming to evade U.S. sanctions—and Iran will be able to apply its own lessons learned to aid Putin.”
Foreign policy was already a mess under Joe Biden.
But now it appears that Biden is helping Iran acquire a nuclear weapon while allowing Putin to evade economic sanctions.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.