The moment the election results became official, it was pretty clear that Democrats and Joe Biden wanted the United States back in the Iran nuclear deal.
Depending upon whom you believe, this was in the works while Trump was still president.
There were more than a few murmurs that John Kerry, now Biden’s climate czar, was working backchannels with Iran.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is less than pleased that the deal could be back in effect soon, and he is not hiding his feelings about it.
Protecting Number One
One of the reasons that Trump and Netanyahu got along so well is because they both believe that while our countries are allies, the number one priority needs to be the home country.
Trump never crossed that line with Netanyahu to put Israel in danger, and Netanyahu did the same.
That was not the case during the Obama administration, as there was clear friction between Obama and Netanyahu, and that now appears to be the case with Biden in office.
Biden put pressure on Netanyahu to enter a cease-fire with Hamas, a move that could very well cost Netanyahu his office.
That being said, the Israeli PM is not willing to risk such a move again.
Regarding the Iran nuclear deal that Biden is so eager to re-enter, Netanyahu stated, “If we have to choose – I hope it doesn’t happen – between friction with our great friend the United States and eliminating the existential threat – eliminating the existential threat.”
Netanyahu has been pushing this position for weeks, also recently stating, “I can tell you that I hope that the United States will not go back to the old JCPOA because we believe that that deal paves the way for Iran to have an arsenal of nuclear weapons with international legitimacy.”
This is going to put Biden in an exceedingly difficult situation.
If he sides with his fellow Democrats and re-enters the deal, he risks upsetting a key ally in the Middle East as well as losing the moderate support he enjoyed in the 2020 election.
If he backs down, the progressives in his party will have his head.
It is tough to imagine any move by Biden that will not have a disastrous outcome politically for him and his party come the 2022 and 2024 elections.
Source: Fox News