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My Hope From a Biden Presidency
It looks as though Joe Biden has won the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidential election and to make him the 46th President of the United States, leaving President Donald Trump as the first one-term president since George H.W. Bush. Though Trump, as you might expect, is not going down without a lawsuit.
Regardless, I expect most of the next four years for me will be opposing the new Biden regime, but I’m going to start off by naming the one thing that I hope Biden will do when he’s in office: Reenter the United States into the Iran deal that was negotiated under Barack Obama and which President Trump pulled the United States out of.
The Iran deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, is an easing of sanctions on Iran and the return of Iranian assets that had been frozen in exchange for more stringent oversight of and a decrease in Iran’s nuclear energy production between the Iranian government and China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the European Union as a whole. The United States was originally a signatory to the agreement until the Trump regime pulled out.
Under Trump, tensions between Iran and the United States have been as high as they had ever been since the Iranian Revolution, with Trump ordering the assassination of a top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani. Fortunately this action only resulted in a relatively small retaliation by the Iranian government that Trump chose not to escalate any further at the time.
It can be reasonably expected that Biden would want to cement one of the signature achievements of the Obama regime that he was a part of by reinforcing American commitment to the Iran deal. This would once again open the United States and Iranian governments up to further and increased diplomacy in the future, and hopefully put an end to the brinksmanship between the two governments that can only lead to more war, more terrorism, and more loss of life on both sides.