According to national intelligence reports, Iran is looking forward to inflicting “revenge” against the United States for the killing of its former commander, Qaseem Soleimani.
However, the Biden administration is still eager to pursue Iran nuclear deal talks, despite having threats of Iranian aggression against the US.
Iran’s Threat: Top Trump Officials in Danger
Last month, Biden’s Secretary of State, Antoney Blinken, told Congress the lives of former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Trump’s Iran envoy, Brian Hook, are facing “serious and credible” threats.
Now, the director of national intelligence, Avril Haines, reiterated these threats, as she called it Iran’s attempt to avenge Soleimani’s assassination in January 2020.
She was testifying in front of the Senate, alongside other defense officials, where they also talked about Russian and Chinese aggression in their neighboring countries.
The Iranian general was bombed by the United States in Iraq. This event sparked extreme tensions between the US and the Islamic republic. Iran shot down a Ukrainian civilian airplane, perceiving it as an American fighter jet.
So, Haines noted the United States needs to deter Iran in this regard, as its motivations against the US can be detrimental. She further stated she could give additional insights into classified meetings.
Apart from Pompeo and Hook, former national security adviser John Bolton is also under threat. As per a State Department report of February this year, the US spends almost $2 million every month to protect Mike Pompeo.
Told you all, same with Trump family. Why no Trump kids have gone outside USA. "US pays $2M a month to protect Pompeo, aide from Iran threat" @Iran hit squad after @mikepompeo @trump Trump family. https://t.co/SPhiEEPGsn https://t.co/u4wdjed3bL
— plutonetworks (@plutonetworks) March 13, 2022
Biden Still Trying to Negotiate Nuclear Deal With Iran
Amid all of this, the Biden administration is aiming to restore the nuclear deal with Iran, which was wrapped up by the Trump administration.
The deal was supposed to curb Iran’s nuclear program, for which the Biden administration would roll back international sanctions against Iran.
However, in the case of a weak deal, Iran would be empowered to own a weapon of mass destruction in the near future.
Reportedly, Iran wants the US to remove its Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ from the designated terrorist deal.
While the Biden administration is considering lifting the sanctions, the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, already told Congress he is not in favor of any such move.
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If Iran acquires nuclear weapons, they could launch an EMP attack on USA https://t.co/7JugAJupGc
— John Betts (@JohnFromCranber) May 7, 2022
Besides Haines, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Scott Berrier, also testified in front of the Senate.
Haines also mentioned that Iran wants to weaken the US interests in the Middle East by expanding its own influence.
Likewise, it wants to project absolute power in its neighboring states, which will be a direct threat to the stability of the region, Haines added.
Since President Biden took over the highest office, many potential nuclear countries have started becoming aggressive against the liberal world order.
In this regard, North Korea launched its ballistic missiles last Wednesday in its bid to show its military might to the world. This was the 14th missile test for North Korea this year.