On Thursday, the White House was taking fire for having approved a visa for Iran’s Foreign Minister.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian was slated to attend a UN meeting in New York City.
With tensions between the United States and Iran ticking up, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby was forced to justify allowing this man into our country.
With Iran openly threatening the United States and its proxy fighters launching attacks against our troops, we can fully understand why people were shocked when Iran’s FM was permitted to attend the UN conference in person.
The last time I checked, Zoom was still working just fine.
Even so, Kirby tried to justify this administration coddling the terrorist nation.
He stated, "The secretary-general called a meeting at the foreign ministerial level. He's the foreign minister of Iran. We are the host of the U.N. We take that responsibility seriously.
“Do we particularly like the fact that he's on U.S. soil? No. But unlike a lot of other countries around the world, we take those responsibilities, those rules seriously.
“And so we allowed him to come in to attend these meetings.”
According to a Wall Street Journal report, Amirabdollahian attended at least two planning meetings with Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad prior to the attack against Israel on October 7. Even with that report, Biden had told the media that he knew of no proof that Iran had anything to do with the attack.
I have no idea what Iran has on Biden, but he is clearly afraid of these people and refuses to stand up to them or risk upsetting them in any way.
Next time, Mr. Kirby, let him use Zoom and attend the meeting virtually.