December 30, 2022

Biden Faces Growing Calls to Address Iranian Protests

President Joe Biden is under growing pressure to address Iran following ongoing protests in the nation.

The harsh crackdown on protesters also adds to concerns related to Iran's nuclear program.

"The waves of protesters opposed to Iran's regime pouring into the streets, coupled with the clerical regime furnishing lethal drones to Russia in its war against Ukraine, tossed a wrench into the nuclear arms negotiating process for a White House eager to cut a deal with Tehran," Fox News reported.

"The nuclear agreement would provide Tehran' access to up to $275 billion in financial benefits during its first year in effect and $1 trillion by 2030,' according to one Washington D.C., think tank study," it added.

The news also comes as Iran has threatened to destroy Tel Aviv in Israel if an attack is made on its nuclear weapons site.

"Iran's state broadcaster has aired a video describing what it claims would be the response to an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear sites, warning that Israeli targets would be destroyed within minutes and that a follow-up wave of rocket attacks would 'raze Tel Aviv,'" the Times of Israel reported.

"The video aired on Iran's state-controlled IRIB TV2 on December 17, and was reported upon by the Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute monitor group on Monday," it added.

Former President Donald Trump ended the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran after Iran's numerous violations of the agreement.

The Biden administration sought to restore the plan, but multiple actions by Iran have kept the process from moving forward.

The most recent protests show Biden needs to respond to Iran, but not with a nuclear agreement, to show that America supports freedom and those seeking it in Iran.

Source: Fox News

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