Sabotaging Biden's Foreign Policy Plans? Future Iran Deal Challenged by 'a Flood' of Sanctions

Published November 9th, 2020 - 10:09 GMT
Sabotaging Biden's Foreign Policy Plans? Future Iran Deal Challenged by 'a Flood' of Sanctions
This might be a Trump's attempt to make Biden's future softer decisions on Iran harder to make. (Al Bawaba)

While the announcement of Joe Biden's win in the 2020 presidential bid hasn't been made official yet, the White House transition has been one of the most discussed topics by media and politicians worldwide,  including the new president's foreign policy which is expected to reverse many of the stance taken by the Trump administration over the last four years, including those regarding Iran.

It is no secret that the republican and democratic views on how to deal with the Iranian nuclear ambition have widely varied over the years, especially after the Obama administration signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran and the European Union in 2015, inaugurating a less-hostile approach towards Iran, an agreement the US withdrew from as soon as Donald Trump made it to the White House in 2017 before imposing many vigorous sanctions on the country.

Now, with Biden's projected win that is expected to bring back a softer stance with Iran, the Trump administration that has yet several weeks before leaving the White House seems to be taken an emergency drastic decision towards Iran, including what has been described as "a flood" of sanctions, which according to Axios will feature a new set of sanctions every week until the 20th of January 2021, the date Trump and his team will have to leave the White House to the new president-elect.

Social media commentators shared the not-so-surprising news with questions on whether this is a Trump's attempt to make Biden's future softer decisions on Iran harder to make, as some users described it "an attempt to sabotage the Biden transition," especially as the US President refuses to concede to elections' results announced on Saturday, while his legal team pledged to start lawsuits to "prove Trump's win."

Throughout the presidential race, Donald Trump has several times refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power in case he lost elections, which has altered many questions on how the next few weeks will go until the new term starts next January.


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