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Britt deplores Biden allowing Iranian president into US

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi demonized Western values, human rights, the media, and U.S. foreign policy while speaking Monday spoke from the pulpit of the United Nations General Assembly.

Last week, the U.S. Department of State authorized $6 billion in Iranian oil revenue assets to be unfrozen and sent to Iran in exchange for a prisoner swap that brought back five Americans. That deal was made public on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack. 

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt has excoriated the Biden administration’s warmness to Iran as evidenced by recent dealings. 

She took it a step further Monday, saying: “The safety and security of all Americans is gravely imperiled by President Biden’s continued blunders on the global stage. 

“This disgraceful decision is the latest in a long line of dangerous appeasement by the Biden Administration. Just two days ago, Iran reportedly expelled several senior International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors from the country. Now, President Biden is sending a clear message to the world that the United States of America tolerates terrorism.”

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Last week, Britt joined a group of four Republican colleagues in sending a letter reproaching Raisi’s visit last month to the home of Asadollah Assadi, a convicted, known terrorist. They urged the Biden administration to deny visas to Raisi and his staff.

“On the very same day that the Biden Administration hands $6 billion to the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, the president chooses to allow the unapologetic leader of this ruthless regime into our country,” Britt said.

“This weakness endangers our national security, insults the Americans and allies struck by Iranian-backed terrorism across the globe, and abandons oppressed people in Iran who hunger for liberty, peace, and safety.”

In the 1980s, Raisi took part in the mass executions that killed 5,000 dissidents in Iran. He was one of four judges to oversee tribunals that came to be known as the “Death Committee” by sentencing thousands to imprisonment and death. 

Speaking from the pulpit of the UN on Monday, Raisi said, “The normalization of relations with the Zionist regime does not create security.” 

Britt (R-Montgomery) has publicly stated the normalization of U.S. relations with Iran is the true threat to security.

“We achieve peace through strength, not placation. The safety and security of all Americans is gravely imperiled by President Biden’s continued blunders on the global stage,” she said.

Grayson Everett is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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