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Biden delays deal with Iran for his weakness, fear, says CSUSB professor
Iran News Gazette
Aug. 21, 2022
A CSUSB professor said that domestic weakness and fear from a "Republican as well as Democratic backlash" have made the Biden administration delay making a deal with Iran. David Yaghoubian, a professor of history at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) said in an interview with IRNA on Sunday that the United States’ West Asian foreign policy is still guided by the interests of the leadership of the apartheid state of Israel and the Israeli lobby.
Asked about the possible internal impacts of joining and not joining the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), the multi-national agreement regulating Iran’s nuclear program, by the Biden administration, Yaghoubian said: “A return to the JCPOA was one of Joe Biden’s central campaign promises. Considering the long list of domestic and foreign policy initiatives he promised to pursue on the campaign trail and has subsequently failed to deliver on, the serious ramifications a return to the JCPOA would have for regional peace and stability in West Asia, as well as the impact a return to the deal could have on the global energy crisis and economy, Biden will certainly increase his standing among those who elected him if he is successful in reviving US participation in the agreement.”
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