Biden said the U.S. will not lift sanctions against Iran unless the country stops enriching uranium, continuing a standoff with #Iran's dictator has demanded that sanctions be lifted before the country returns to its nuclear deal obligations.
#JCPOA
cbsnews.com/news/biden-int…
"Will the U.S. lift sanctions first in order to get Iran back to the negotiating table?" O'Donnell asked.

"No," Mr. Biden responded.

"They have to stop enriching uranium first?" O'Donnell asked.

Mr. Biden nodded affirmatively.
Sen. Graham:
"If I were President Biden I would keep the sanctions on until #Iran changes its behavior. I would not want to go into an old deal with Iran because they've been up to no good for too long."
Interesting to see #Iran's network of apologists/lobbyists panicking & immediately reacting to Biden's response regarding Iran's uranium enrichment.
#JCPOA ImageImageImageImage
More examples of #Iran apologists/lobbyists going frantic in response to Biden's remarks regarding Iran's uranium enrichment. ImageImageImageImage

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9 Feb
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1)
Iranian Intel Minister: #Iran has no intention to pursue nuclear weapons, but if you push a cat to the corner, its behavior might change.

Another episode in Iran's nuclear extortion.

More reason it is high #Time4FirmIranPolicy.
2)
Periodic reminder:
Obama sold the world his flawed 2015 nuclear deal with #Iran's regime.

A deal he never took to Congress to be ratified as a treaty.

He wanted us to trust the regime's dictator.
3)
After his walks with #Iran's chief apologist @JZarif during the nuclear talks, former U.S. secretary of state John Kerry also wanted us to rely on the fatwa (decree) of Iran's dictator.
Read 15 tweets
7 Feb
#BREAKING

#Iran’s supreme leader says the U.S. must lift all sanctions if it wants Iran to return to its commitments to the nuclear deal with Western powers, state TV reported Sunday.

reuters.com/article/uk-ira…
Televised comments mark Khamenei’s first since Biden's inauguration. #Iran is threatening to expel UN inspectors, increased uranium enrichment closer to weapons-grade levels & ramped up military drills, including firing cruise missiles.
apnews.com/article/joe-bi…
My takes:

-Khamenei needs to appear strong, especially domestically.

-This ends all talk of @JZarif hinting a solution, saying a top EU official could “synchronize” or “choreograph” moves. He has a @CNN interview today with @FareedZakaria.

-No fast solution. Impasse continues.
Read 5 tweets
4 Feb
#Iran official identified an undercover agent was convicted of masterminding a thwarted bomb attack against an exiled Iranian opposition group in 2018 & sentenced to 20 years in prison seeing his claim of diplomatic immunity rejected.
#Time4FirmIranPolicy
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
A court in Belgium convicted Iranian "diplomat" Assadollah Assadi of attempted terrorist murder and participation in the activities of a terrorist group.

#Iran
#Time4FirmIranPolicy
#ShutDownIranTerrorEmbassies
thetimes.co.uk/article/irania…
The case has shone a light on #Iran's international operations just as it hopes the arrival of new US President Joe Biden will herald a loosening of sanctions.
#Time4FirmIranPolicy
#ShutDownIranTerrorEmbassies
france24.com/en/live-news/2…
Read 8 tweets
4 Feb
#Iran opposition briefing examining implications of today’s Belgian court conviction of the Iranian regime’s top diplomat of state-sanctioned terrorism & Foreign Ministry’s role in 2018 Paris bombing plot.
#Time4FirmIranPolicy
#ShutDownIranTerrorEmbassies
twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee member Farzin Hashemi
"It is important in the U.S. and Europe to take this matter very seriously and make sure the right policy is adopted."

#Iran
#Time4FirmIranPolicy
#ShutDownIranTerrorEmbassies
pscp.tv/NCRIUS/1OyKAEO…
.@GovRidge
"There were a series of acts that show this is a country that has acted with impunity and audacity and against the norms of civil society."

#Iran
#Time4FirmIranPolicy
#ShutDownIranTerrorEmbassies
pscp.tv/NCRIUS/1OyKAEO…
Read 7 tweets
4 Feb
THREAD

1)
LIVE STREAM

Belgian court sentences Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi to 20 years in jail on charges of a bomb plot targeting a 2018 opposition rally north of Paris.

@JosepBorrellF
@eu_eeas
#EUTime4FirmIranPolicy
#ShutDownIranTerrorEmbassies
twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
2)
-Belgian court stripped #Iran's diplomat-terrorist Assadollah Assadi of his diplomatic immunity
-Bomb was tested in Iran
-Bomb was transferred in diplomatic suitcase of Assadi from Tehran to Vienna.

Nasimeh Naami—18 years in jail
Mehrdad Arefani—17 yrs
Amir Saadouni—15 yrs
3)
Iranian diplomat convicted of planning bomb attack against exiled opposition group in France, given 20-year sentence
washingtonpost.com/world/middle_e…
Read 35 tweets
3 Feb
#BREAKING
Israeli military targeting southern Syria, according to Syrian state media. Explosions heard near Damascus.

#Iran-linked sites are checkered across this area of southern Syria.

Note: IRGC-affiliated aircraft were en route to Damascus earlier today, via @AuroraIntel.
Video of Syrian air defense units active in southern #Syria.

Preliminary information indicates a number of military sites being targeted in Quneitra province near the Syrian-Israeli border, via @evacool_.
#UPDATE
Israeli attack reportedly targeted sites at Damascus International Airport and the southern region.

More footage of Syrian air defense units active.
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