How Iran Interprets America’s Eagerness to Return to the JCPOA

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Albert Einstein

How does Tehran perceive American eagerness to return to the JCPOA and Rob Malley’s desperate appeasement negotiations tactics in Vienna? The Iranian impression is that the White House greatly fears Iran and that Iranian biological weapons terrorist deterrence vis-a-vis the United States therefore works and is highly effective. The White House still apparently does not understand how its communication strategies vis-a-vis Iran are further eroding America’s deterrence posture. There appears to be a dangerous lack of understanding of Middle Eastern political culture where perceived and actual weakness is despised and the Biden administration and Joe Biden personally are perceived by Iran as “weak” which is curious considering that the head of Centcom, General Frank McKenzie has threatened to invade Iran, a deterrent which Iran would be particularly well-advised to take seriously. While it is true that the US informational strategy vis-a-vis Iran is due to the US still being in the negotiation phase, the US needs to focus on crafting a new strategy for rebuilding its strategic deterrence so as to prevent Iran from attacking major American cities with biological weapons after America and Israel jointly destroy the Iranian nuclear weapons program subsequent to the negotiations track inevitably collapsing. The White House appears to not understand that Iran’s intentions are malign and malign only because Tehran has no interest in temporary sanctions relief as any removed sanctions would be restored by the next Republican administration. Make no mistake, America is under severe threat and a year of appeasement policy has completely failed to remove that threat.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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