Biden ends sanctions on Iranian companies identified as ‘key producers’ of missiles: Reports

President Joe Biden has become an expert at doing exactly the wrong thing in almost every area of his presidency — and now, he may have just ensured that Iran will get nuclear missiles in the near future.

According to The Daily Wire, Biden’s administration has lifted sanctions on two Iranian companies that have been identified as “key producers and suppliers of military-grade, dual-use goods for Iran’s missile programs,” and the move comes right as Iran has nearly enough nuclear material to make a weapon.

The sanctions on Mammut Industrial Group (Mammut Industries) and its subsidiary Mammut Diesel were imposed by former President Donald Trump in September 2020 as part of a severe imposition of sanctions that were intended to force Iran to abandon its nuclear program and cease other malicious activities in the region, according to The Hill.

The companies were reportedly taken off a list of those sanctioned in response to legal pressure by their attorneys, who said the action wasn’t political.

Trump sanctions reversed

All in all, Trump had sanctioned about 1,500 entities related to Iranian nuclear and missile production since 2018 when he withdrew the country from the international nuclear accord with Iran, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

A Treasury spokesperson told The Hill on Friday that taking the companies off the sanctioned list “do not reflect any change in U.S. government sanctions policy towards Iran.”

“They have nothing to do with JCPOA negotiation efforts,” the spokesperson said. “The United States will continue to counter Iran’s destabilizing activities, including through implementation of our sanctions.”

But the spokesperson did not address whether the companies were still providing materials and support to Iran’s missile program.

Biden would like to renegotiate JCPOA, starting with indirect talks in Vienna, whereas Trump recognized that Iran was not following the terms of the agreement and decided to end U.S. participation in it.

Israel at arm’s length

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in a speech in late September that Iran’s nuclear program was “at a critical point.” Estimations at that time were that Iran was only “days” away from having enough nuclear material to make a weapon.

“All red lines have been crossed. Inspections — ignored. All wishful-thinking — proven false,” Bennett said, vowing that Israel would take action against Iran to stop it from having nuclear capabilities, according to The Daily Wire.

Biden is now moving the U.S. farther away from being an ally to Israel, but Israel will not be the only potential target of Iran’s wrath if it does get nuclear weapons and decides to use them.

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