Biden Administration Won’t End Iran Talks Despite Death Threats

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 17, 2021. (Didor Sadulloev/Reuters)
Representative Jim Banks is worried that the White House is pulling its punches on new threats from Iran amid ongoing nuclear negotiations.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I t’s been two years since a U.S. strike took out General Qasem Soleimani, the ruthless paramilitary commander who attained legendary status within the ranks of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Top Iranian officials commemorated the January 3 anniversary of Soleimani’s killing with attacks on the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria, as well as threats to murder Americans involved in coordinating the strike.

But those threats, which have taken the form of videos posted online and have been accompanied by sanctions against U.S. officials, have not received as much attention as one would have expected.

While the Biden administration has promised to

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