Stubborn Facts Facing Biden on Iran

Then-Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meet in New York City in 2016. (Brendan McDermid / Reuters)
The nuclear deal’s enormous flaws have become indisputable, and rejoining it would prove disastrous for American and global security.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE R ejoining the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran (the JCPOA) has long been high on the to-do list for the Left, were they to win the 2020 presidential election. On the campaign trail, Joe Biden and his advisers consistently mentioned that it would be a priority if he won office, but added that a Biden administration would reenter the agreement once Iran came into full compliance— at which point they would then move to renegotiate the deal to fix its flaws and extend its expiration date.

But as president, Joe Biden will face enormous pressure from the American Left and European leaders

Fred Fleitz, president of the Center for Security Policy, served in 2018 as deputy assistant to the president and to the chief of staff of the National Security Council. He previously held national-security jobs with the CIA, the DIA, the Department of State, and the House Intelligence Committee staff. He is the editor of the 2020 book Defending against Biothreats.