On January 25th, The World Tribune reported that the Biden administration in cooperation with the government of South Korea arranged for $18 million of blocked Iranian funds to be released to the Iranians so they could pay their dues. South Korea, working with the U.S. Treasury Department, facilitated the release of the funds.
The article reports:
Sanctions imposed on Iran by the Trump administration were so devastating that the mullahs in Teheran were unable to pay dues owed to the United Nations.
As a consequence, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism lost its voting rights at the UN.
Was this not a victory for America over a brutal regime which continues to be at the top of the list of human rights abusers?
To Team Biden, it was not. Uncle Joe has stepped in and paid off Iran’s debt.
The decision was described by Claudia Rosett, The New York Sun’s UN correspondent, as “a staggering act of appeasement.”
So what is this actually about? For whatever reason, the Biden administration is desperate to sign a nuclear agreement with Iran. At this point the Biden administration is negotiating with themselves–they are bending over backward to make the terrorist regime in Iran happy.
The article concludes:
The irony, The Sun’s Rosett pointed out, is that somehow Iran has the funds to supply weapons to the Houthis, help out Hizbullah, and take part in joint naval maneuvers with Russia and China.
“We’ve been told for years that the point of sanctions on Iran is to get the regime to change its behavior. If so, South Korea and the Biden administration have just helped out Iran — without changing a thing,” The Sun noted.
We are funding the terrorism against our own soldiers in the region and our civilians at home.