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    Biden team colluded with Iran to foil Trump diplomacy

    President Trump in 2019 sought to open a back channel of communication with top Iranian officials and saw the U.N. General Assembly meeting in September as a potential opportunity to defuse escalating tension with Tehran, but the effort failed.

    Two months earlier, however, a different back channel was thriving in New York. Iran’s smooth, English-speaking foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, met with Robert Malley, who was President Obama’s Middle East adviser, in an apparent bid to undermine the Trump team and lay the groundwork for post-Trump relations.

    The attempt at counterdiplomacy offers a window into the deep relationships Mr. Zarif forged with influential U.S. liberals over the past decade. These relationships blossomed into what high-level national security and intelligence sources say allowed the Iranian regime to bypass Mr. Trump and work directly with Obama administration veterans that Tehran hoped would soon return to power in Washington.

    One of those was former Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who met with Mr. Zarif during the Trump years. So did Obama-era Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. They, along with Mr. Malley, were top U.S. negotiators of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). As part of the deal, Tehran promised to limit its nuclear enrichment activities in exchange for economic sanctions relief and access to tens of billions of dollars in frozen bank accounts.

    Mr. Trump pulled the U.S. out of the pact in 2018. He cited the need for a much tougher agreement that also addressed Iran’s support for terrorist groups and its destabilizing behavior in the Middle East.
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    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Biden team colluded with Iran to foil Trump diplomacy

    President Trump in 2019 sought to open a back channel of communication with top Iranian officials and saw the U.N. General Assembly meeting in September as a potential opportunity to defuse escalating tension with Tehran, but the effort failed.

    Two months earlier, however, a different back channel was thriving in New York. Iran’s smooth, English-speaking foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, met with Robert Malley, who was President Obama’s Middle East adviser, in an apparent bid to undermine the Trump team and lay the groundwork for post-Trump relations.

    The attempt at counterdiplomacy offers a window into the deep relationships Mr. Zarif forged with influential U.S. liberals over the past decade. These relationships blossomed into what high-level national security and intelligence sources say allowed the Iranian regime to bypass Mr. Trump and work directly with Obama administration veterans that Tehran hoped would soon return to power in Washington.

    One of those was former Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who met with Mr. Zarif during the Trump years. So did Obama-era Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. They, along with Mr. Malley, were top U.S. negotiators of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). As part of the deal, Tehran promised to limit its nuclear enrichment activities in exchange for economic sanctions relief and access to tens of billions of dollars in frozen bank accounts.

    Mr. Trump pulled the U.S. out of the pact in 2018. He cited the need for a much tougher agreement that also addressed Iran’s support for terrorist groups and its destabilizing behavior in the Middle East.
    .....

    Your quoted text does not actually support the title. While it supports "liberals" it does offer any support for "Biden Team"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

      Your quoted text does not actually support the title. While it supports "liberals" it does offer any support for "Biden Team"
      I provided the link - could you not see that? The article goes on....

      Mr. Kerry and Mr. Malley are now in the Biden administration, Mr. Kerry as a climate adviser and Mr. Malley poised to play a major role in U.S.-Iranian relations from his perch as special envoy for Iran policy at the State Department.

      But Mr. Zarif’s power extends far beyond the negotiating table. Numerous sources have told The Washington Times that he wields tremendous influence over a tightly knit group inside the U.S. that has long advocated for Washington to take a more accommodating tack toward Iran.

      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #4
        Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

        Your quoted text does not actually support the title. While it supports "liberals" it does offer any support for "Biden Team"
        It certainly provides more than enough justification for the immediate termination of Kerry (Biden's Special Presidential Envoy for Climate) and Malley (Biden's Special U.S. envoy for Iran) and opening up an investigation into their conduct by the DoJ.

        I'm always still in trouble again

        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
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        • #5
          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
          It certainly provides more than enough justification for the immediate termination of Kerry (Biden's Special Presidential Envoy for Climate) and Malley (Biden's Special U.S. envoy for Iran) and opening up an investigation into their conduct by the DoJ.
          Yes. I was merely pointing out that the quoted text doesn't support the statement of the title. The article might, but if someone is going to quote data from an article, that quoted text really should support their thesis.

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          • #6
            And, as expected, Iran is being very hardnosed realizing they've got amateurs now trying to run policy - and they're boasting that they will increase production, and American can stuff it.
            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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            • #7
              President Trump's scrapping of the Iran nuclear deal was one of the policies which made me a strong supporter. Iran has made it clear they want to wipe Israel and the USA off the face of the earth. What a major blow for Israel although I believe they anticipated this would happen when the new administration took over and have contingency plans in place.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                And, as expected, Iran is being very hardnosed realizing they've got amateurs now trying to run policy - and they're boasting that they will increase production, and American can stuff it.
                Of course. They saw how this team begged them for a deal so that the Obamessiah could claim a foreign policy "victory" the last time.

                I'm always still in trouble again

                "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                  It certainly provides more than enough justification for the immediate termination of Kerry (Biden's Special Presidential Envoy for Climate) and Malley (Biden's Special U.S. envoy for Iran) and opening up an investigation into their conduct by the DoJ.
                  I'm sure Garland will be right on that...
                  That's what
                  - She

                  Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                  - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                  I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                  Stephen R. Donaldson

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                    Of course. They saw how this team begged them for a deal so that the Obamessiah could claim a foreign policy "victory" the last time.
                    It's like Iran is Lucy and the Biden Team is Charlie Brown.

                    football.jfif
                    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                    • #11
                      Isn't everyone just tickled pink that the professionals are back in there rather than that idiot amateur Trump relative who just happened to craft peace accords between Israel and the U.A.E., Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco, as well as between Serbia and Kosovo?

                      I'm always still in trouble again

                      "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                      "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                        Isn't everyone just tickled pink that the professionals are back in there rather than that idiot amateur Trump relative who just happened to craft peace accords between Israel and the U.A.E., Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco, as well as between Serbia and Kosovo?
                        And managed to do what so many others only talked about -- move the US Embassy to the rightful position of Jerusalem - the capital of Israel!

                        In the below photo, a Jewish friend pointed out that the arrangement of flags is a particular delight to the Jews --- since Hebrew is read right to left, the Jewish flag is in the prominent position - and in English, the American flag is on the left - the prominent position. (Then she quips - but the Jewish flag is LONGER! )

                        jerusalem-municipality-welcomes-transfer-of-united-states-embassy.jpg
                        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                        • #13
                          Time for another Stuxnet virus?

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