Republicans demand answers on Iran and Israel


More than 30 Republican lawmakers signed two tough letters this week to President Joe Biden and UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, expressing serious concern about the Biden administration’s foreign policy issues in Iran and Israel. Requested action.

“Americans expect this administration to be faithful to the word. First, it keeps us safe and the interests of the United States safe. In both cases, at any level. It doesn’t seem to have happened, “the author of the letter, Congressman Scott Perry (Republican), told the era.

“It is not happening at the United Nations with Ambassador Greenfield, but with Iran’s nuclear intentions, regarding this endless investigation and condemnation of the Human Rights Council and Israel, its largest ally in the Middle East. I’m not sure. “

The letter to Biden calls for the definition of Biden’s emergency response plan in the event that nuclear negotiations with Iran do not produce acceptable results for the security interests of the United States.

“It’s not time to give up,” Biden said last week about negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal that the United States withdrew in 2018 under former President Donald Trump. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said last week that the deal was in a volatile situation and the United States was ready to consider “other options.” Blinken said last month that the Biden administration was preparing an “alternative” if negotiations failed.

“Given your stated trends in emergency response plans, we plead for you to completely end negotiations with Iran,” says the letter to Biden. “As a result, your government’s mysterious claim to signing a nuclear deal with terrorist state supporters to develop its own nuclear program last year is Plan B for when the debate inevitably collapses. Probably indicates that there is no such thing.

“Iran is governed by a radical Islamic terrorist organization whose primary goal is to establish regional hegemony, freely using all the resources needed to achieve that goal and adopting all policies. Despite Secretary Brinken’s remarks that the United States wants a “longer and stronger deal with Iran,” the fact that Iranians have no intention of negotiating a new nuclear deal is alive. It’s obvious to anyone who is.

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Rep. Scott Perry (Republican) at Capitol Hill on March 10, 2021. (Tin Shen Pool / Getty Images)

Separately, a letter to Thomas Greenfield urged the ambassador to use the United States’voting, voice, and influence’to dissolve the United Nations Human Rights Council’s “Investigative Commission.” ..

The committee was formed during the special session of the Human Rights Council in May. UNHRC told the Commission, “In occupied Palestine Autonomous Regions, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel, all violations of international humanitarian law, all violations and abuse of international human rights, and recurrent tensions, instability, nationality, Prolonged conflict, including systematic discrimination and oppression based on ethnic, racial, or religious identities, “a UN statement said at the time. The investigation responded to a sudden violent conflict that began in April 2021 between the Islamic terrorist group Hamas in Gaza and Israel.

“Given the extensive record of (UNHRC’s) thinly disguised anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli Animus, it is permanently intended that this Commission attack and outlaw the Jewish state. It’s clear, “said the letter. “On May 27, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution calling for an investigation.
Israeli actions when they defended against more than 4,300 missiles and rockets from Hamas terrorists. Despite its passage, no Western democracy voted in favor of this farce resolution. “

The letter warns that a vaguely defined investigation into the “root cause” could rewrite history and create anti-Israeli policy.

“The latest actions of the council will empower terrorist groups and encourage them to outsource terrorist activities,” he says. “Following me in May last year, the Ministry of Information of Hamas estimated that Palestinians would need $ 323 million in aid to recover. They estimated four to five times that amount of international aid. In response, Egypt and Qatar each provided about $ 500 million, far more than the damage they caused, with groups like the Islamic Holy War in Hamas and Palestine instigating conflicts and isolating Israel in prominent international forums. If they can get a lot of support, they have all the incentives to do so again. “

“We have abandoned its sole anti-Israel focus on the Human Rights Council and are very realistic of some of its members, especially the People’s Republic of China, which has not yet been formally condemned by the ongoing council. We urge you to investigate human rights practices. Mass slaughter
Campaign for Uighurs. “

Thirty-three Republicans signed Perry’s letter, but Democrats did not.

While questioning the validity of the directive to the U.S. military, Perry said many Americans have lost confidence in Biden’s leadership, citing the administration’s failed treatment of the withdrawal of Afghanistan. He said he believed. He also cited the “lack of effective and effective response from the administration” to the Chinese administration’s efforts to replace the historically US-led international model of liberal democracy with the socialist model of the Communist Party. ..

That’s why the Republicans want to know about Iran’s plans, he said.

“We don’t want to defeat our enemies for sure, but the Americans aren’t confident based on recent events in this administration.”

He also said that under Biden’s policy, the United States is again dependent on the Middle East for energy, so conflict will be felt within the country.

“The current administration’s policies prohibit us from accessing our own resources here in the United States,” he said. “It will endanger our economy and affect everything we do every day in our lives.

“If you don’t want to pay more for the products you buy, if you don’t want to pay more for the grocery store to support your family, whether you care about what’s happening in the Middle East, or not. If you want to pay more every day to go to work, you need to worry about these things. “

Beth Brelje

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Beth Brelje is a research journalist who reports on the most interesting and sometimes hidden news in Pennsylvania’s politics, courts, and federals. Send her an idea for your story: [email protected]