Biden’s First Foreign Policy Blunder Could Be on Iran
by Eli Lake
January 21, 2021
President Joe Biden has done a good job so far of calming the anxieties of allies that the U.S. will rush into negotiations to re-enter the flawed 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Appointing Robert Malley as special envoy to Iran could change that….So it’s strange that, according to the Jewish Insider, Biden is considering Robert Malley, the former Middle East director for Barack Obama’s National Security Council, to be his special envoy to Iran. Unlike Sullivan, Blinken and for that matter Biden himself, Malley seems to believe that engagement with rogues is the only way to tame them. READ MORE
FREE BEACON Top Iranian Official Celebrates Biden’s Rumored Iran Envoy A top Iranian official is celebrating President Joe Biden’s rumored selection of Robert Malley as his envoy to Iran, offering praise for the new administration as it seeks to reenter the 2015 nuclear accord. Hesamodin Ashna, a senior adviser to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, “welcomed Robert Malley’s selection,” saying late last week that it “conveys a clear message about an efficient approach to resolving the conflict quickly and effectively,” according to a translation of his Farsi-language remarks carried in Iran’s state-controlled press.