The State Dept Is Remaining Secretive Concerning a Call Between the U.S. Iran-Envoy and China
Sometimes a person just knows in their “knower” when something stinks to high heaven. And even though the Biden administration doesn’t require a great deal of intuitiveness on anyone’s part to distinguish the foul odor seeping out of the White House, and the stench keeps getting worse.
Former President Donald Trump was an expert at keeping the American public fully abreast of current world affairs and situations. He never missed a day without communicating. Joe Biden, not so much.
It’s difficult to say at any given time what Biden and his crew are up to. They much prefer operating in secrecy. It’s nobody’s business what they are up to, just know, it’s important stuff. Stuff like swooning China’s Communist Party.
U.S.-Iran envoy Robert Malley made a recent phone call. Not just any call mind you. This guy dialed up the leaders of the Communist Party to discuss Biden wanting to jump back into the 2015 nuclear accord. But the State Department, when asked for details of the call, said “no way. It’s nobody’s business.”
Chinese vice foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu announced last week that he “had a phone conversation with U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley at the latter’s request, and the two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on the Iranian nuclear issue.” No further details of the conversation were provided.
The “Washington Free Beacon” sent multiple emails to the State Department requesting further information before receiving this standard reply, “Special Envoy Rob Malley is in the early stages of engaging Members of Congress, allies, partners, and others.” Period.
It’s customary for State Department officials to provide journalists with readouts of calls involving senior U.S. diplomats. This is especially true if the call was initiated by the United States. But this is not what is happening.
The Biden administration’s goal is to stop Iran from continuing with its newly reinstated nuclear program. Iran has been growing its stockpile of uranium which is the main ingredient for building nuclear weapons.
China still acknowledges the accord and would like nothing better than to see the U.S. take an active role again. China and Iran are allies. Huge allies. China has supported rolling back a United Nations arms ban on Tehran. The ban has prevented the Communist Party, as well as Russia, from reaping the billions of dollars in profits they at one time saw from their sales of advanced weaponry to Iran.
Secretary of State Anthony Blinkin’s approach to Tehran is in direct conflict with Malley’s willingness to strike up a new deal. Blinkin’s promised to not the U.S. re-involved until Tehran agrees to roll back their current program, and provides proper proof of it. No one is doing anything until that happens.
Lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul (R., Texas), the lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the following concerning the silence.
“While I understand diplomacy sometimes happens behind closed doors, it’s troubling the State Department is refusing to confirm or deny this call took place when the Chinese Communist Party has already announced it did. Hopefully, this was just an introductory call, but if that is the case I don’t understand why the State Department wouldn’t acknowledge the call and let the American people know what was discussed.”
Unless Iranian officials change their minds about the direction their nuclear program is heading, the conversation would not have accounted for much anyway. Iran has stated how they are fully prepared to block any and all international nuclear inspectors from entering the country. They have taken this stance in their efforts to relieve sanctions. A tit for tat.
International nuclear inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency have already determined Iran’s production of uranium way out of line with the accord that China still claims to honor.
But Joe Biden can put an end to all of this and get everything back on track where it was. Yeah. Sure he can. The Chinese want to go ahead with the U.S. once again joining the accord so they can get sleepy Joe to help them get back to making the yen they’ve come to miss.