Former Vice President Mike Pence met with Iranian dissident activists in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, saying the Biden administration’s efforts to rejoin the contested 2015 nuclear deal are a “golden” move to nuclear weapons. I warned you that it was the road.
Speaking at an event hosted by the Iranian-American Community Organization in the country’s capital calling for a democratic, secular and nuclear-free republic of Iran, Pence endorsed the Trump administration’s policy of exerting maximum pressure on the regime in Tehran.
The government abandoned its 2015 Joint Comprehensive Action Plan, re-imposed sanctions lifted under the agreement, and also killed Qasem his Soleimani commander-in-chief in an airstrike.
The Biden administration has changed course and is trying to re-sign the deal with Iran, with talks resuming in Vienna in 2021. But last year, those negotiations stalled when the United States accused the administration of intransigence. However, the government has not abandoned its intention to resume trading.
“The day we stepped down, the Iranian regime was more isolated than ever,” Pence said, but the Biden administration “repeated the progress we’ve made to underestimate Tehran’s tyranny.” They threaten to ruin it,” he said.
Pence called pushing for re-engagement in the deal, which included waivers of sanctions, “unwise and unwise”, saying the new deal would either resolve Middle East instability or halt the regime’s nuclear ambitions. said not.
“Another nuclear deal will not bring peace and stability. It will lead to more terrorism, death and destruction, destabilizing the region,” he said. “The new deal does not block the path to Iran’s nuclear bomb, it paves it with gold.”
The regime was rocked by months of protests across the country following the death of Mercer Amini, who was arrested by moral police for not wearing a head covering. Pence said the regime is weaker than ever and the resistance movement is stronger than ever, describing them as “technical men who bring change from within during the uprising and ongoing protests”. bottom.
Pence also called for prosecution of Raisi, who was implicated in human rights abuses, including the mass execution of political prisoners in 1988.
“He must be deposed by the Iranian people and charged with crimes against humanity and genocide,” he said.
Pence’s speech marks the latest sign of support from Washington, D.C. for resistance movements. Pence previously visited the Iranian National Resistance Council’s base in Albania, and this week lawmakers announced in the House of Representatives that a majority supported a resolution backing the movement’s goals.
Before Pence, NCRI President-elect Mariam Rajabi said the situation in Iran would never return to its pre-insurrection state. “The regime is weakening and facing more defectors,” she said. “An explosive situation cannot be prevented, because it requires fundamental reforms, which will lead to the collapse of the regime.”