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President Joe Biden seems unable to decide whether to go tough or soft on Russia. Though he’s sanctioned Russia and banned oil/gas imports, he reportedly plans to allow Russia to move ahead with a $10 billion contract to expand one of Iran’s nuclear power plants.
“Rosatom, Russia’s leading energy company, has a $10 billion contract with Iran’s atomic energy organization to expand Tehran’s Bushehr nuclear plant,” according to the Washington Free Beacon.
“Russia and the Biden administration confirmed on Tuesday that the new nuclear agreement includes carveouts that will waive sanctions on both countries so that Russia can make good on this contract.”
As part of next Iran nuclear deal, Rosatom will continue work on 2 new reactors at Bushehr as part of a $10 Billion deal between Russia and Iran.
2 new reactors will comprise 2100 MW of carbon free energy and be online by 2024 and 2026.
— Ryan (@RyanMaue) March 17, 2022
A State Department spokesperson told the Beacon that the Biden administration will “not sanction Russian participation in nuclear projects that are part of resuming full implementation of the JCPOA.”
“The United States will take actions as necessary to ensure that U.S. sanctions do not apply to the implementation of JCPOA nuclear-related projects and activities by non-U.S. individuals and entities,” the spokesperson added.
JCPOA stands for refers to the widely panned appeasement deal arranged by former President Barack Obama and rescinded by former President Donald Trump that current President Biden now seeks to reimplement.
The deal purports to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, though critics have long argued that it does nothing of the sort.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) May 1, 2018
Critics likewise now saw that the Biden administration’s greenlighting of Russia’s deal with Iran is a foolhardy move that will only serve to empower America’s enemies, including an enemy with which the nation is currently engaged in somewhat of a proxy war.
Gabriel Noronha, a Trump-era State Department advisor who worked with then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, told the Beacon that this move provides Russia with a financial lifeline, thus somewhat negating the effects of the president’s sanctions.
“Rosatom’s projects in Iran are crucial to the company’s future financial viability. That’s exactly why we should shut them down by disrupting their foreign contracts, especially those with a regime like Iran,” he said.
“We’re doing the opposite. The United States should sanction Rosatom for its involvement in Russia’s war on Ukraine, but in classic fashion, we’re giving them full sanctions immunity that will stabilize Rosatom’s finances.”
And thus perhaps stabilize all of Russia’s finances?
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 7, 2022
Meanwhile, any sort of deal with America’s other enemy, Iran, poses a grave threat to Israel, according to critics, including Democrat ones like New York Rep. Ritchie Torres.
“I share Israel’s concern about lifting sanctions. If we lift the sanctions, how are those dollars likely to be spent? I have no reason to think those dollars will be spent on an Iranian Build Back Better Act,” he said this week to The Jerusalem Post about the wider JCPOA deal.
He added, “I have every reason to think those dollars will likely finance acts of terrorism and proxy warfare and the Sunni Arab world.”
Indeed, just like Russia, Iran too is a known state sponsor of terrorism.
Yet for some inexplicable reason, the president seeks to empower both of these treacherous nations. As noted by the critics below, it seems to make no sense, especially when contrasted against all the steps the president has taken to damage energy production here in the states:
Reward Russia. Reward Iran. That’s Joe Biden in action. What’s worse? Trump’s tweets or Biden’s policies? That’s easy. Biden is a total disaster. https://t.co/00oiQbYeUf
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) March 17, 2022
Even a 5th grader can understand that this makes zero sense.
We are enriching and arming those who are touted as our enemies.
Anyone else seeing below thr surface or is it just me?
— S L R (@GP_HTR) March 16, 2022
Biden has signaled sanction EXEMPTIONS on any nuclear partnership between Russia and Iran under an Iran deal.
Biden wants to send cash to Iran and a lifeline to Putin.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 17, 2022
More mixed signals from the Biden admin. Are they trying to confuse Putin or are they confused themselves? Blinken says sanctions not permanent. Russia still active in Iran deal. Then Biden calls Putin a war criminal. Action needed, not words.
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) March 16, 2022
You gave Russia the go ahead for Nord Stream 2 and shut down the Keystone pipeline and leases across our country. You let Russia deal with Iran on our behalf! You’re letting them put nuclear production in Iran and who knows what else! Remove this entire administration now!
— Sandy Boo ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@gidget5326) March 17, 2022
BIDNEN wants to allow RUSSIA to receive BILLIONS from IRAN to build a nuclear power plant
Why does BIDEN want to give our enemies more power?
Why does BIDEN continue making deals with a country who chants DEATH TO AMERICA?
— James (@James60380202) March 17, 2022
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