Biden Allowed U.N. Iran Missile Sanctions To Expire Before Their Attack on Israel

( – What may come as no surprise to many, the Biden administration failed to initiate the renewal of expiring sanctions against Iran at the United Nations. The sanctions, which targeted the country’s production of drones and ballistic missiles, expired just 11 days after the October 7 Hamas terrorist attack against Israel. The Iranian government officially celebrated the day of the expiration, naming it “Transition Day.” Now, just months later, the Iranian regime launched a barrage of drones and missiles at Israel, although over 99 percent of them were intercepted and one person was killed during the attack. However, that did not stop the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from claiming victory. Loyalists to the regime were filmed celebrating in the streets on April 13.

The IRGC is considered a terrorist organization by the United States. Operating as an arm of the country’s military, the IRGC spent several days threatening the attack, which it said was to retaliate against Israel for taking out several of its leaders. One such leader was Mohammad Reza Zahedi, the commander of the Quds Force. Unlike many other attacks that are carried out by one of Iran’s proxy forces, this attack came directly from the Iranian military.

Following the October 7, 2023, attack, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced sanctions against certain Iranian organizations and some individuals but did not call for an extension of the UN sanctions, although a specific protocol is in place to renew the sanctions by formally accusing Iran of violating the terms of the nuclear deal. Blinken claimed that the United States would “utilize every tool” at its disposal but did not acknowledge the expiring sanctions. So-called “experts” expressed concerns that Iran would freely arm its proxies, but made no mention of Iran conducting its own attacks. Israel responded to the recent attacks ensuring that it would “exact the price from Iran” at a time of its choosing.

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