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BIDEN'S APPROACH HAS FAILED TO STOP IRANIAN TERROR -

Stop Iran Now - March 3, 2023


US State Department Report on Terrorism shows Biden Administration's refusal to enforce sanctions has provided Tehran with dangerous financial lifeline - Well Regarded Think Tank United Against A Nuclear Iran (UANI) urges a "recalibrated" approach and suggests a thoughtful path forward..........







Pictured: Iranian sponsored Hezbollah terrorists donning a Nazi-like salute.



United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) Chairman Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (former Democratic US Senator and Vice Presidential candidate) and CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace issued an important joint statement following the release of the U.S. State Department’s annual Country Reports on Terrorism calling for a "full calibration of the Biden Administration's approach to dealing with the Islamic Republic" and urging the Administration and members of Congress from both parties to "deny Iran the resources it needs to continue terrorizing the international community."


They explained that the refusal of the Biden Administration to enforce sanctions against Iran has predictably gave the regime a financial lifeline to enhance its position as the world's leading sponsor of state terrorism as evident in the most recent Country Reports on Terrorism issued by the United States Department of State.


The United States and the world face a grave threat.


"By committing itself to strict sanctions enforcement, adding additional sanctions against Iran’s leaders, coordinating the application of sanctions with the G7, and the development of a credible military threat, the Biden administration and the international community can clarify the regime’s choices and hopefully change its behavior" the distinguished leaders wrote.


They outlined a thoughtful approach to moving forward calling for the following measures:


  • work with allies and partners to ensure that U.N. restrictions on Iran’s ballistic missile program and related technologies are maintained indefinitely

  • devise economic and military plans to disrupt the manufacture and transfers of restricted weapons such as UAVs, which are currently being sent to Russia for use against Ukraine (will only occur through the invocation of the snapback sanctions mechanism under U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231)

  • press allies and partners to join the U.S. in designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezbollah as terrorist groups in their entirety

  • strengthen the defenses of allies that have borne the brunt of crippling Iranian cyber attacks

  • demonstrating an unwavering commitment to supporting those facing increasingly sophisticated threats from Iranian-backed terror.


The full statement is printed below:

(New York, N.Y.) — United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) Chairman Senator Joseph I. Lieberman and CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace released the following joint statement following the release of the U.S. State Department’s annual Country Reports on Terrorism.

“This report has laid bare the threat Iran posed to U.S. interests and values during the Biden administration’s first year in office. Refusal to strictly enforce U.S. sanctions gave the Iranian regime a multi-billion-dollar lifeline, which Tehran predictably used to enhance its position as the worldwide leader in state-sponsored terrorism.

“It is time for a full recalibration of the Biden administration’s approach to dealing with the Islamic Republic. By committing itself to strict sanctions enforcement, adding additional sanctions against Iran’s leaders, coordinating the application of sanctions with the G7, and the development of a credible military threat, the Biden administration and the international community can clarify the regime’s choices and hopefully change its behavior.

“The U.S. must also work with its allies and partners to ensure that U.N. restrictions on Iran’s ballistic missile program and related technologies are maintained indefinitely and devise economic and military plans to disrupt the manufacture and transfers of restricted weapons, such as UAVs, which are currently being sent to Russia for use against Ukraine. This will only occur through the invocation of the snapback sanctions mechanism under U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231.

“In addition, the Biden administration should press allies and partners to join the U.S. in designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezbollah as terrorist groups in their entirety, strengthen the defenses of allies that have borne the brunt of crippling Iranian cyber attacks, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to supporting those facing increasingly sophisticated threats from Iranian-backed terror.

“We urge President Biden and Members of Congress from both parties to demonstrate the determination to deny Iran the resources it needs to continue terrorizing the international community. It is time to turn the page on a failed policy and chart a new course for a safer world.”