President Biden is currently in the Middle East, specifically in Israel where he has made waves in his most direct rhetoric against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Moments ago, the American President released a press statement with Israeli caretaker Prime Minister Lapid, reaffirming their bi-lateral security commitments, but in the second page was this:
”The United States stresses that integral to this pledge is the commitment never to allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon, and that it is prepared to use all elements of its national power to ensure that outcome. The United States further affirms the commitment to work together with other partners to confront Iran’s aggression and destabilizing activities, whether advanced directly or through proxies and terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.”
This rhetoric, coupled with his announcement last night that he would not remove the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) from the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) list in order to reach a nuclear deal, represents the strongest rhetoric to date concerning Iran and will most likely further stall the collapsed talks in Vienna.
President Biden is currently meeting with UAE, Israel, and India in the first I2U2 meeting which is a new initiative to curb Chinese influence in the Middle East.