Biden admin’s Iran policy correlated with higher military spending, nuclear enrichment by regime: report

President Biden’s indulgent stance toward Iran has led to the theocratic regime exporting extra oil, spending extra on its army, and transferring sooner towards buying a nuclear bomb — whereas it executes extra of its residents than at another time in practically a decade, new statistics present.

The nonpartisan Nationwide Union for Democracy in Iran (NUFDI) launched a collection of tables on Monday charting Tehran’s financial and army enlargement since 2021 — and slammed the Biden administration for its posture of “appeasement.”

“When america appeases the Islamic Republic, it hurts the Iranian folks and harms American pursuits,” the group posted on X.

The nonpartisan Nationwide Union for Democracy in Iran (NUFDI) launched a collection of tables on Monday charting Tehran’s financial and army enlargement since 2021 — and slammed the Biden administration for its posture of “appeasement.” @NUFDIran / X

Beneath Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi, the Islamic Republic executed greater than 1,200 folks between September 2021 and August 2023.

The killings, which have been reported by Iran Human Rights, included a number of protesters who have been responding to the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who had been taken into custody by morality police for not correctly sporting her scarf, in August 2022.

The 2023 annual report from Iran Human Rights confirmed 834 executions have been carried out that yr— probably the most recorded since 2015.

Iran can be exporting greater than 1 million barrels of crude oil per day, knowledge from the International Monetary Fund reveals, up nearly 50% from when Biden took workplace in January 2021.

Beneath Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi, the Islamic Republic of Iran executed greater than 1,200 folks between September 2021 and August 2023, with situations of the loss of life penalty rising throughout widespread protests in opposition to the regime. ZUMAPRESS.com

The export ranges nonetheless fall properly under these recorded beneath the Joint Complete Plan of Motion (JCPOA), which was signed in 2015 by world powers through the Barack Obama administration and relaxed sanctions on Iran in alternate for restrictions on its nuclear program.

The US withdrew from the JCPOA, often known as the Iran nuclear deal, in Might 2018, with then-President Donald Trump saying it had not been ready “to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions” or “the regime’s improvement of ballistic missiles that might ship nuclear warheads.”

“The deal does nothing to constrain Iran’s destabilizing actions, together with its assist for terrorism,” Trump additionally mentioned on the time. “America won’t be held hostage to nuclear blackmail.”

Most alarmingly, NUFDI pointed to a report from the Institute for Science and Worldwide Safety that discovered the regime as of late final yr had stockpiled sufficient enriched uranium to make its personal nuclear weapons.

Between 2018 and early 2021, the Trump administration ramped up its “maximum pressure” marketing campaign in opposition to Iran and re-imposed sanctions that had been lifted beneath Obama.

That led to the bottom army expenditures by Tehran in a long time throughout Trump’s last yr in workplace, with slightly greater than $3 billion spent, in line with the World Bank Group.

By 2022, nonetheless, Iran’s army spending had greater than doubled to $6.8 billion.

However by 2022, Iran’s army spending had greater than doubled to $6.8 billion beneath the Biden administration. REUTERS

Tehran and its proxies have since ramped up assaults on commercial and US military targets — and reportedly helped plot Hamas’ Oct. 7 invasion of Israel that killed greater than 1,200 folks, largely civilians, and 13 US residents.

The Biden administration has gone on to grant Iran not less than $10 billion in sanctions waivers for the reason that Israel-Hamas battle started, which critics have identified will solely allow the murderous regime additional.

The US and its allies have responded with strategic assaults on senior leaders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, together with the deadly US drone strike in opposition to Quds Pressure chief Qassem Soleimani in January 2020 and the reported Israeli strike that on Monday killed IRGC chief Mohammad Reza Zahedi.

Most alarmingly, NUFDI pointed to a report from the Institute for Science and Worldwide Safety that discovered that as of late final yr, Iran had stockpiled sufficient enriched uranium to make its personal nuclear weapons.

The US and its allies have responded with strategic assaults on senior leaders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, together with the deadly US drone strike in opposition to Quds Pressure chief Qassem Soleimani in January 2020. ISNA/AFP by way of Getty Photographs

“Iran is ready to produce extra weapon-grade uranium (WGU) and at a sooner charge for the reason that IAEA’s final report in November 2023 as a result of elevated shares of enriched uranium and elevated uranium enrichment capability,” wrote David Albright, a physicist and former United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq who based the institute.

“Iran’s shares of enriched uranium and its centrifuge capability mixed are enough to make sufficient [weapons-grade uranium] … for seven nuclear weapons in a single month.”

NUFDI senior coverage analyst Andrew Ghalili informed The Publish that “knowledge within the graph is additional proof that appeasement is counterproductive to the reason for slowing Iran’s development and escalation in a wide range of areas.”

The Publish has reached out to the State Division for remark.




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