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Will Iran’s ‘Strategic Patience’ Strengthen Biden’s Hand?

 Will Iran’s ‘Strategic Patience’ Strengthen Biden’s Hand?

Iran’s strategy of ‘strategic patience’ is most likely to prevail against the Trump-Netanyahu plan to escalate matters as President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist, is believed to have the full support of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. Source: File Photo @khamenei_ir

Joe Biden has been hailed as the voice of reason especially as far as Iran is concerned. But the US president-elect raised eyebrows in a recent interview in the New York Times where he spoke in what seemed to be Trumpian language on Iran. While Biden did agree that the US would return to ‘follow-on negotiations’ once Tehran returned to the nuclear deal, he also pointed out that the US was also committed to agreements and negotiations that could ‘tighten and lengthen Iran’s nuclear constraints, as well as address the missile program.’ If Tehran did not comply, the US could always resort to snap-back sanctions the president-elect stated and vowed to take all measures necessary to curb Iran’s ‘malign’ activities in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Yemen....Read More

Ashwin Ahmad

Traveller, bibliophile and wordsmith with a yen for international relations. A journalist and budding author of short fiction, life is a daily struggle to uncover the latest breaking story while attempting to be Hemingway in the self-same time. Focussed especially on Europe and West Asia, discussing Brexit, the Iran crisis and all matters related is a passion that endures to this day. Believes firmly that life without the written word is a life best not lived. That’s me, Ashwin Ahmad.

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