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Politics Biden on Iran response: Trump needs to stop 'blaming President Obama for his failures'

05:40  09 january  2020
05:40  09 january  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

Biden said he'd nominate Obama to the Supreme Court if 'he'd take it'

  Biden said he'd nominate Obama to the Supreme Court if 'he'd take it' Former Vice President Joe Biden said that he would be open to nominating former President Obama to serve on the Supreme Court during a campaign event in Iowa over the weekend, The New York Times reports. The brief statement came as Biden fielded questions from supporters at a stop on his presidential campaign in Washington, Iowa, on Saturday as part of this "No Malarkey" bus tour in the state.At the event, Biden was reportedly asked by a supporter whether he would nominate Obama to serve on the bench if he were elected president next year.

NEW YORK — Joe Biden on Tuesday significantly escalated his criticism of President Trump 's decision to authorize the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, saying that It also noted: “If the President takes us to war with Iran without Congressional approval, I will call for his impeachment.

Former Vice President Joe Biden says President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. "dangerously close" to a war with Iran . He calls the president reckless and says he should rejoin the Iran nuclear deal and explain his reasoning for the U.S. killing Iran 's top general, Qasem Soleimani.

Former Vice President Joe Biden called on President Trump to stop "blaming President Obama for his failures" after Trump alleged that the missiles used in the assault on two U.S. military bases in Iraq in a Tuesday night airstrike were funded by the Obama administration.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Insight from Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen, chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush.© FoxNews.com Insight from Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen, chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush.

"I'm thankful no one was hurt in last night's attack. But we're only in this mess because Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran Deal (which even his advisors said was working), turned his back on our allies, and had no strategy for what comes next," Biden said in a series of tweets on Wednesday. "Instead of using his statement today to lay out a coherent strategy on Iran, Donald Trump used it to mislead the country on the Obama-Biden record. He's been President for three years. It's time he stops blaming President Obama for his failures."

Joe Biden Would Consider Barack Obama for Supreme Court 'If He'd Take It'

  Joe Biden Would Consider Barack Obama for Supreme Court 'If He'd Take It' Joe Biden Would Consider Barack Obama for Supreme Court“If he’d take it, yes,” Biden, 77, said after being asked if he’d consider Obama for a position in the Supreme Court while in Iowa for a campaign rally over the weekend, according to The New York Times.

“In 2015, the Obama - Biden administration essentially handed power to the Iranian leadership, and It must own that policy and the fallout. Blaming Obama three years into the new administration But as Iranian officials promise a vigorous and violent response , administration officials are now playing

In his Sunday morning criticism of the Obama administration, Pompeo also brought up former Vice President Joe Biden , and the 2020 presidential candidate's claim that he did not oppose Obama 's decision to attack and kill then-al Qaeda leader Osama bin 'We took action last night to stop a war.

The finger-pointing was an escalation from earlier comments made by Trump in a nine-minute address to the nation where he said "the missiles fired last night at us and our allies were paid for with the funds made available by the last administration,” referring to settlement money the U.S. paid to Iran in 2016.

“Iran's hostilities substantially increased after the foolish Iran nuclear deal was signed in 2013, and they were given $150 billion, not to mention $1.8 billion in cash,” he said. “Instead of saying thank you to the United States, they chanted 'Death to America.'”

Iran's Khamenei condemns US 'malice' over Iraq strikes

  Iran's Khamenei condemns US 'malice' over Iraq strikes Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday strongly condemned US air strikes on a militant group in Iraq, in his first comments since the weekend raids. "The Iranian govt & nation & I strongly condemn the US's malice," Khamenei said on his official Twitter account, referring to Sunday's deadly US strikes on the Hashed al-Shaabi militants.The US carried out the strike in western Iraq in retaliation for rocket fire that killed an American civilian contractor at a military base in northern Iraq on Friday.

Former Vice President Joe Biden blamed President Trump 'lying about virtually everything' as the Former Vice President Joe Biden blasted President Trump (left) for not giving Americans a better 'The Iran parliament, the Iran parliament, voted to eject all American and coalition forces from the

But Trump blamed Obama on Twitter Sunday for not doing more to stop the years-long Syrian civil war and Syrian President Bashar Assad. Trump has blamed Obama for problems before, including in 2017, when he said his predecessor was responsible for a Latin American gang and threats from

Trump went on to say that Iran went on a “terrorist spree” with that money “and created hell in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq.”

In 2016, the U.S. paid Iran $1.7 billion in cash, a settlement of a decades-old dispute between the two nations. A planeload of $400 million was delivered to Tehran on Jan. 17, 2016, the same day Iran agreed to release four American prisoners. The remaining $1.3 billion was reportedly paid out within weeks of that first payment.

Another estimated $150 billion of Iranian assets had been frozen in international financial institutions as part of the sanctions. That money was unfrozen by all countries as part of the Iran deal. Some fact checkers have disputed the value of $150 billion, citing Treasury estimates that it could be around $55 billion in liquid assets.

TRUMP: IRAN MISSILES FIRED AT US WERE PAID FOR WITH MONEY RELEASED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

Democrats call US killing of Iranian general 'reckless'

  Democrats call US killing of Iranian general 'reckless' WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday that President Donald Trump has “tossed a stick of dynamite into a tinderbox" with the targeted killing of Iran's top general in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport. © Provided by Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a community event at the National Motorcycle Museum, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Anamosa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) The former vice president joined other Democratic White House hopefuls in criticizing Trump's order, saying it could leave the U.S.

As we await President Trump ’s response to Iran ’s missile attack, one word is everywhere We’d been told the assassination was needed because an Iranian attack was “imminent,” which has Since Trump campaigned on a vow to stop “endless wars,” the current escalation has led many to ridicule

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump said Wednesday Iran appeared to be “standing down” after missile strikes on US troop bases in Iraq that resulted in no American or Iraqi deaths. “All of our soldiers are safe and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases.

The money has been a talking point for Trump and his Republican colleagues, who have sought to blame recent escalating tensions in the Middle East on Obama and his administration's Iran nuclear deal, despite the attacks being retaliatory as a result of a U.S.-led airstrike that killed top Iranian Quds Force Gen. Qassem Soleimani last week.

Biden has steadfastly defended the nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), which placed restrictions on Iran to limit nuclear proliferation.

Trump pulled out of the deal in 2018 and imposed hefty sanctions on Iran that has crippled its economy and further stoked tensions between Washington and Tehran.

Biden has repeatedly pointed to Trump's withdrawal from the deal as the catalyst to fraying relations in the Middle East and urged the use of diplomacy to restore peace.

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Fox News' Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

Joe Biden says Trump is 'dangerously close' to starting a war with Iran .
Biden has used the Iran crisis to cast himself as better than Trump on foreign policy, but it has opened him to criticism from Bernie Sanders.The former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate has long described Trump as a reckless leader ill equipped for foreign policy challenges. Biden has stepped up criticism of the president's decision-making since the U.S. on Thursday killed Iran's top general, Qasem Soleimani — an action he and his Democratic rivals warn could lead to another war in the region.

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