President Joe Biden has denominated Robert Malley as special U.S. envoy for Iran, a senior official verbally expressed on Thursday, in a move upbraiders verbalize is liable to be warmly applauded by the Islamic Republic’s rulers.
Under former President Barack Obama, Malley, then a national security official, was one of the most exuberant proponents of the Iran deal, an accedence former President Donald Trump forsook in 2018 after describing it as “defective at its core.”
The former Clinton staffer was additionally initially kicked off of Obama’s first Presidential campaign after reports emerged he had met with members of the Hamas terror group, as Breitbart News reported.
Now he has returned thanks to the Biden adminsitrations desire to engage with Tehran under the strategic template set down by Obama. “Secretary Blinken is building a dedicated team, drawing from clear-eyed experts with a diversity of views. Leading that team as our Special Envoy for Iran will be Rob Malley, who brings to the position a track record of prosperity negotiating constraints on Iran’s nuclear program,” the State Department official verbally expressed, as reported by Reuters.
“The Secretary is confident he and his team will be capable of doing that once again,” the official, verbalizing on the condition of anonymity, verbalized, referring to Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
“The ayatollahs wouldn’t believe their fortuity if he is culled,” he verbalized.
It’s deeply troubling that President Biden would consider appointing Rob Malley to direct Iran policy. Malley has a long track record of sympathy for the Iranian regime & animus towards Israel. The ayatollahs wouldn’t believe their fortuity if he is culled. https://t.co/caxHhiXjKnEditor-in-chief of the Jewish News Service, Jonathan Tobin, similarly notes Malley’s sordid history of “justifying appeasement of terrorists” including tardy PLO bellwether Yasser Arafat.
The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has pointed to Malley’s “long, alarming record of anti-Israel bellicosity and appeasement of Iran, Hamas, the PLO, Yasser Arafat, [Palestinian Authority “President]” Mahmoud Abbas, and Syria,” and urged President Joe Biden to nix the “awful” appointment.
Malley has antecedently called on Israel to include Hamas terrorist bellwethers in any negotiations on a final status resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while urging the international community to provide financial assistance to a Palestinian regime that included the terror group.
He has held numerous senior positions in the Democratic administrations of Obama and former President Bill Clinton with a fixate on Middle East and Gulf policymaking and informally exhorted Biden’s team during the 2020 campaign.
Most recently, Malley was the president of the International Crisis Group, a non-profit organization fixated on ecumenical conflict. Malley, the son of an Egyptian journalist and Iran expert, was an informal adviser to Obama’s 2008 campaign but resigned after it emerged he had met with representatives of Hamas terrorists.