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The Growing Iranian Threat (Sekulow Recap)

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Jordan Sekulow
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January 19

2 min read

Middle East

An emboldened Iran tests the incoming Biden Administration.

Today on Sekulow, we were joined by ACLJ Senior Advisor for National Security & Foreign Policy, Ric Grenell. Ric was Acting Director of National Intelligence under President Trump to discuss Iran’s testing of the incoming Biden Administration.

It’s been a few years since we had to focus in on Iran because they were isolated from the world under President Trump. They were continuing to be isolated even during the last six months because of the various peace deals that were brokered by President Trump’s Administration between Israel and Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Sudan, and others.

Now we have a situation where unsurprisingly, as the Biden Administration takes office tomorrow, Iran is already testing the incoming Administration. This is a Biden Administration that is already saying that they are going to help lift economic sanctions on Iran. They’re going to rejoin the Iran Nuclear Deal. You would think that if their strategy was correct, then Iran wouldn’t be shooting off missiles 100 miles away from U.S. strike forces.

You would think that if the Biden Administration’s approach was the correct approach –rejoining the nuclear deal and engaging in other appeasement measures – then Iran would suddenly become friendly. The opposite result is happening.

Iran was weakened. It was scared of its own people the last four years. They were nervous to act at all under the Trump Administration. Their top terrorist, Qasem Soleimani, was killed in a strike ordered by President Trump. The head of the Revolutionary Guard was taken out and people thought that Iran was going to start a war with Israel. But did they? No. Did they fire off any rockets then? No.

But now, even knowing the incoming Administration wants to give them money for peace and appease them is when they become aggressive. They start re-arresting Americans. They start firing off missiles. This is an alarming flashback to the Obama Administration.

ACLJ Senior Advisor for National Security & Foreign Policy Ric Grenell joined us to talk about Iran. Ric talked about the incoming Biden Administration’s approach being incorrect:

It is a total test. Remember that during the Obama-Biden years we kept failing the test. Every time the Europeans wanted to do something and try to find consensus with Iran, our situation got worse. It is really a test and the Biden team so far is not getting it right. There’s no clear announcements or statements of condemnation.

So far it just looks like the Biden Administration is heading towards a repeat of Obama’s policies regarding Iran. That didn’t work out well the first time.

The full broadcast is complete with much more discussion and analysis by our panel, which includes more from Ric Grenell, of what the future of U.S. relations with Iran under the incoming Biden Administration will look like.

Watch the full broadcast below.

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Jordan Sekulow is the Executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

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Jordan Sekulow is the Executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

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The Growing Iranian Threat (Sekulow Recap)

By 

Jordan Sekulow
|

January 19

2 min read

Middle East

An emboldened Iran tests the incoming Biden Administration.

Today on Sekulow, we were joined by ACLJ Senior Advisor for National Security & Foreign Policy, Ric Grenell. Ric was Acting Director of National Intelligence under President Trump to discuss Iran’s testing of the incoming Biden Administration.

It’s been a few years since we had to focus in on Iran because they were isolated from the world under President Trump. They were continuing to be isolated even during the last six months because of the various peace deals that were brokered by President Trump’s Administration between Israel and Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Sudan, and others.

Now we have a situation where unsurprisingly, as the Biden Administration takes office tomorrow, Iran is already testing the incoming Administration. This is a Biden Administration that is already saying that they are going to help lift economic sanctions on Iran. They’re going to rejoin the Iran Nuclear Deal. You would think that if their strategy was correct, then Iran wouldn’t be shooting off missiles 100 miles away from U.S. strike forces.

You would think that if the Biden Administration’s approach was the correct approach –rejoining the nuclear deal and engaging in other appeasement measures – then Iran would suddenly become friendly. The opposite result is happening.

Iran was weakened. It was scared of its own people the last four years. They were nervous to act at all under the Trump Administration. Their top terrorist, Qasem Soleimani, was killed in a strike ordered by President Trump. The head of the Revolutionary Guard was taken out and people thought that Iran was going to start a war with Israel. But did they? No. Did they fire off any rockets then? No.

But now, even knowing the incoming Administration wants to give them money for peace and appease them is when they become aggressive. They start re-arresting Americans. They start firing off missiles. This is an alarming flashback to the Obama Administration.

ACLJ Senior Advisor for National Security & Foreign Policy Ric Grenell joined us to talk about Iran. Ric talked about the incoming Biden Administration’s approach being incorrect:

It is a total test. Remember that during the Obama-Biden years we kept failing the test. Every time the Europeans wanted to do something and try to find consensus with Iran, our situation got worse. It is really a test and the Biden team so far is not getting it right. There’s no clear announcements or statements of condemnation.

So far it just looks like the Biden Administration is heading towards a repeat of Obama’s policies regarding Iran. That didn’t work out well the first time.

The full broadcast is complete with much more discussion and analysis by our panel, which includes more from Ric Grenell, of what the future of U.S. relations with Iran under the incoming Biden Administration will look like.

Watch the full broadcast below.

Jordan Sekulow

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Jordan Sekulow is the Executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

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Jordan Sekulow is the Executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

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