Whatever the hapless Biden regime tells you about how ‘tough’ they are getting with sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine, take such statements with a grain of salt.
Actually, don’t believe them at all, because they are hollow.
At the same time Joe Biden was told by his deep state handlers to publicly announce the U.S. would ban the importation of Russian oil, the regime was working behind the scenes on a deal that would provide Russian President Vladimir Putin with a $10 billion windfall, via reconstitution of the awful ‘nuclear deal’ Biden’s fellow regime-change specialist, Barack Obama, bent over backward to make.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Russia’s top state-controlled energy company is set to cash in on a $10 billion contract to build out one of Iran’s most contested nuclear sites as part of concessions granted in the soon-to-be-announced nuclear agreement that will guarantee sanctions on both countries are lifted.
Russian and Iranian documents translated for the Washington Free Beacon show that Rosatom, Russia’s leading energy company, has a $10 billion contract with Iran’s atomic energy organization to expand Tehran’s Bushehr nuclear plant. Russia and the Biden administration confirmed on Tuesday that the new nuclear agreement includes carveouts that will waive sanctions on both countries so that Russia can make good on this contract.
Got that? So at the same time Biden is announcing ‘punishing’ economic sanctions against Russia, his regime will enable Putin to more than make up the difference by providing him billions in back-door money.
Imagine for a moment if President Donald Trump ‘the Russian dupe’ had made this carveout; allegations that he is working on behalf of Putin would be 100 percent true. But the same allegations don’t apply to Biden?
“We, of course, would not sanction Russian participation in nuclear projects that are part of resuming full implementation of the JCPOA,” State Department spokesman Ned Price confirmed to the Free Beacon on Tuesday, a reference to the original 2015 nuclear accord.
In addition, Russia’s foreign ministry issued a similar statement on Tuesday, saying that “additions were made to the text of the future agreement on JCPOA restoration to ensure that all the JCPOA-related projects, [especially] with Russian participation, as well as Bushehr [nuclear power plant], are protected from negative impact of anti-Russian restrictions” by the U.S. and European Union.
Needless to say, Republicans on Capitol Hill are furious over the Biden regime’s pledge to restart this atrocious deal after Trump dismantled it during his term (and remember all the allegations that Trump ‘coddles tyrants?’ But not Biden, who is begging the authoritarian Iranian regime for a nuclear deal — and oil — all while enriching Putin? Literally, Democrats always do what they accuse their political opponents of doing.).
Regarding those Iranian nuclear talks, “Moscow has served as the United States’ top interlocutor in talks, even as the country’s war machine rolls across Ukraine,” the Free Beacon reported.
Literally, none of this makes sense — unless you understand that a) Democrats really don’t have a problem with Russia and are working to empower, not ‘sanction,’ Putin; and b) Biden’s left-wing administration will go to any lengths to damage our country’s global reputation while making us weaker in the face of raw aggression.
Speaking on background, a State Department official told the outlet the regime continues “to engage with Russia on a return to full implementation of the JCPOA. As Secretary [Antony] Blinken said last week, ‘Russia continues to be engaged in those efforts, and it has its own interests in ensuring that Iran is not able to acquire a nuclear weapon.’”
The official also confirmed that the U.S. will “not sanction Russian participation in nuclear projects that are part of resuming full implementation of the JCPOA,” including work on Iran’s civilian nuclear program.
Gabriel Noronha, a former State Department special adviser for Iran under Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, sees this nonsense for what it is.
“Rosatom’s projects in Iran are crucial to the company’s future financial viability—that’s exactly why we should shut them down by disrupting their foreign contracts—especially those with a regime like Iran,” Noronha told the outlet. “We’re doing the opposite. The United States should sanction Rosatom for its involvement in Russia’s war on Ukraine, but in classic fashion, we’re giving them full sanctions immunity that will stabilize Rosatom’s finances.”
Weakness and appeasement like this will lead to attacks on our forces and our country. Hide and watch.