President Joe Biden’s administration will have to come clean about Iran’s money since sanctions were waived on them. The provision is included in the final draft of the National Defense Authorization Act. It also forces the Biden administration to account for Iran’s military capabilities and block any spending authorized to go to Iran.
It calls for a report on the military capabilities of Iran and acts of violence by Iran.
The Act says, “A detailed description of each of the following. Advancements in the military capabilities of Iran, including capabilities of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Quds Force, the Artesh, and the Basij.”
Then, the big part, “Impacts that the imposition or revocation of unilateral United States economic sanctions on Iran may have on the military capabilities of entities described in subparagraphs (A) and (D) of paragraph (1).”
And, oh yeah, they have 90 days to do so.
Don’t forget that the Taliban control Afghanistan as well. Conditions are harsh for the citizens, especially those who assisted U.S. military troops. There are resistance fighters who are doing everything they can. Still, they’re mainly doing it on their own.
The world has enough problems. Russia may invade Ukraine, China may invade Taiwan, and Biden’s greatest challenge is to get ready for its COVID-19 vaccine mandates and climate change. Those are the real problems, folks.
Guess what else? Biden is resuming the Iran Nuclear Deal talks. It’s like former President Barack Obama’s presidency all over again.
Robert Malley, U.S. Special Envoy for Iran, said, “We’re prepared to meet with them face-to-face. We think it’s far superior to indirect negotiations. And we’re dealing with something this complex, with so much mistrust, with so much potential for misunderstanding.”
Representative Jim Banks says that the passage of the National Defense Act “is the only legislative provision that will pass this year to hold the Biden Administration accountable for its plans to lift sanctions on Iran and go back into Obama’s failed deal, or even worse.”
Banks also said that “the transparency would provide Congress with the information necessary for Congress to determine if sanctions relief given by Biden go to terrorists or terrorist organizations.”