Biden Administration to Engage with Israel, Gulf States on Iran Policy
Anthony Blinken, US President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, said that when it comes to Iran policy, it is vitally important that the incoming administration “engage on the takeoff, not the landing, with our allies and with our partners in the region, to include Israel and to include the Gulf countries.”
Blinken, addressing a question from Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, was under scrutiny as part of his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
“President-elect Biden is committed to the proposition that Iran will not acquire a nuclear weapon,” he said. “Iran with a nuclear weapon, or on a threshold of having one, would be Iran that is even more dangerous than it already is when it comes to all of the other malicious activities that it has engaged in, whether it is support for terrorism; whether it is fueling and feeding its proxies; whether it is destabilizing the region.” (JPost / VFI News)
“God, we ask that you keep us all safe from the threat of nuclear war.”