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Kushner praises Biden administration’s ‘smart diplomatic’ approach to Iran

US Presidential Adviser Jared Kushner speaks in Jerusalem on December 21, 2020. (RONEN ZVULUN / AFP)
US Presidential Adviser Jared Kushner speaks in Jerusalem on December 21, 2020. (RONEN ZVULUN / AFP)

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, who had been the former US president’s senior adviser, praises US President Joe Biden’s approach so far in the effort to bring Iran back to the negotiating table.

“The Biden administration called Iran’s bluff,” Kushner writes in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, referring to “the Biden team’s opening offer to work with Europe and rejoin the Iran deal,” which he calls “a smart diplomatic move.”

By reaching out to Europe, he writes, Biden capitalized on his administration’s relationship with Iran.

“It revealed to the Europeans that the JCPOA is dead and only a new framework can bring stability for the future,” Kushner says. “When Iran asked for a reward merely for initiating negotiations, President Biden did the right thing and refused.”

He goes on to urge patience in the negotiations in order to ensure that “any [future] deal include real nuclear inspections and an end to Iran’s funding of foreign militias.”

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