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PoliticsBiden slams Trump's Iran strategy as a 'self-inflicted disaster'

16:51  20 june  2019
16:51  20 june  2019 Source:   politico.com

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"President Trump ' s Iran strategy is a self - inflicted disaster ,” Biden , a Democratic 2020 White House contender, said in a statement. The remarks from Biden came hours after Iran ’s military claimed responsibility for shooting down an American drone, which it claimed violated Iranian airspace.

Democratic front-runner Joe Biden called President Donald Trump ’ s Iran strategy a “ self - inflicted disaster ” after Iran shot down an American spy drone, raising tensions in a region that’s been on the verge of military conflict for weeks. “Two of America’s vital interests in the Middle East are preventing

Biden slams Trump's Iran strategy as a 'self-inflicted disaster'© Alex Wong/Getty Images Former VP and current Democratic 2020 hopeful Joe Biden issued a statement slamming President Trump on Iran.

Former Vice President Joe Biden weighed in Thursday on the rapidly escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran, charging that President Donald Trump has upped the odds of a military confrontation by “walking away from diplomacy” with Tehran.

"President Trump's Iran strategy is a self-inflicted disaster,” Biden, a Democratic 2020 White House contender, said in a statement.

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Hours after Iran shot down a U.S. drone in what Iranians say was a “clear message” to the United States, former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Trump ’ s foreign policy as a “ self - inflicted disaster ” in which the president is “failing” to prevent Iran from obtaining and

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden said President Donald Trump ' s Iran strategy has worsened diplomatic relations in the Middle East on Thursday. Trump promised that abandoning the deal and imposing sanctions would stop Iran ’s aggression in the region.

“Two of America's vital interests in the Middle East are preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and securing a stable energy supply through the Strait of Hormuz,” he said. “Trump is failing on both counts.”

The remarks from Biden came hours after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard claimed responsibility for shooting down an American drone, which it claimed violated Iranian airspace. U.S. officials have asserted that the unmanned aircraft was destroyed over international airspace above the Strait of Hormuz, according to multiple media outlets.

Biden’s statement also followed an announcement Monday from Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization that the Islamic Republic would breach within the next 10 days the uranium stockpile limits established by a 2015 multinational nuclear deal.

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“President Trump ’ s Iran strategy is a self - inflicted disaster ,” Biden said in a statement. “Two of America’s vital interests in the Middle East are Biden said that Trump ’ s decision to scrap the Iran nuclear deal has been counterproductive. “ Trump promised that abandoning the deal and imposing

"President Trump ' s Iran strategy is a self - inflicted disaster ," Biden said in a statement. "By walking away from diplomacy, Trump has Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the JCPOA and began re-imposing sanctions against Tehran in 2018. A year later, Iran responded by partially suspending its

Biden on Thursday renewed his criticisms of Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of that pact, brokered under former President Barack Obama’s administration, asserting that Tehran has “only gotten more aggressive” since Trump “unilaterally withdrew from the hard-won nuclear agreement that the Obama-Biden Administration negotiated.”

“Trump also promised that walking away would somehow lead to a better deal — instead, the predictable has happened: Iran is building back up its nuclear capability,” Biden said. “It’s sadly ironic that the State Department is now calling on Iran to abide by the very deal the Trump Administration abandoned.”

He added: “By walking away from diplomacy, Trump has made military conflict more likely. Another war in the Middle East is the last thing we need.”

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