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Biden Lifts Sanctions On Irans Missile Production

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In another foreign policy blunder, the Biden administration recently decided to lift sanctions on two Iranian companies involved in missile production with the military. 

Former president Donald Trump was responsible for imposing sanctions on Mammut Industrial Group (Mammut Industries) and its subsidiary Mammut Diesel back in September 2020, to prevent the radical Iranian government from further developing their nuclear war capabilities.

“Happy for the delisting of our clients today, and proud of all our team who worked on this. Don’t listen to the hype from any purported “experts.” This is not a political action, it’s one that followed established legal processes and norms,” Erich Ferrari, founder and principal attorney of Ferrari & Associates, stated in a tweet.

A Treasury Spokesperson told the Hill on Friday that the removal of the two entities from the sanctions list “do not reflect any change in U.S. government sanctions policy towards Iran. They have nothing to do with JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) negotiation efforts. The United States will continue to counter Iran’s destabilizing activities, including through implementation of our sanctions.”

The timing of this move is highly questionable due to Iran’s current ramping up of its nuclear arsenal and continued defiance of the rules imposed by the United Nations. Last week, Tehran-based journalist Maziar Motamedi reported on Al-Jazeera that “Iran has produced more than 120 kilogrammes (265 pounds) of 20 percent enriched uranium, according to its nuclear chief, a considerable increase compared with the global nuclear watchdog’s latest report.”

“The production of uranium metal may be considered a danger in the eyes of the Americans, but we will do what is necessary for our national interests,” Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) head Mohammad Eslam Eslami said in an interview last Saturday.

Earlier this week, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid warned US President Joe Biden’s national security adviser that Iran is “becoming a nuclear threshold state.” Ever since anti-U.S. hardliner Ebrahim Raisi was elected president, Iran has amplified efforts to develop their nuclear capabilities. The progress was swift and Iran’s actions were utterly defiant of the regulations put in place by America and the U.N.

“The foreign minister shared with the national security advisor Israel’s concern about Iran’s race towards nuclear capability, and the fact that Iran is becoming a nuclear threshold state,” Lapid’s said in a statement

“The officials agreed that the United States and Israel will continue to consult closely on Iran and other critical matters impacting the security and stability of the region,” Lapid added.

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