Iran Warns Biden Will ‘Pay the Price’ as He Threatens ‘Force as Last Resort’

The Iranian military warned that the US would “pay the price” after Biden threatened to use “force” against the country as a last resort.

Biden wrapped up his business in Israel today as he attempts to secure better relationships with Middle Eastern leaders, but in his hurried attempt to be seen to be taking a strong stance against volatile Iran, Iranian Armed Forces spokesman, Brigadier General Abul-Fadl Shakarchi Tweeted:

“The use of the term force against #Iran by the US President and the Prime Minister of the Zionist entity is a psychological war for which the enemy will pay.”

One of Biden’s primary objectives during his tour of the Middle East would have been to reach a diplomatic deal with Iran to entice the unstable nation away from harboring nuclear weapons.

While its thought the president may attempt to do this by re-establishing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action which offers reduction in US sanctions in return for a no-nuclear agreement, the president seems to have already punctured another hole in a sinking dinghy.

Yesterday, Biden made the statement that the US won’t “wait forever” for a deal with Iran after Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said he is prepared to use military force if Tehran develops nuclear weapons.

“We’ve laid out for the leadership of Iran what we’re willing to accept,” Biden told reporters yesterday at a news conference in Jerusalem.

We’re not going to wait forever,” he added. “We will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.”

During his last day in Israel, Biden tore up numerous policies laid down by President Trump. He met with Palestinian leaders including President Mahmoud Abbas earlier today.

The president already removed all of Trump’s policy shifts in favor of Israel. He returned the US Embassy from Jerusalem – a move initiated by Trump – to Tel Aviv in a blatant anti-Israeli display.

Trump folded a consulate of Palestinian affairs in Jerusalem into the Israeli embassy in the holy city – a move Biden also promised to undo, but so far, his words have not materialized into action.

Almost all aid to Palestine was also removed under Trump’s leadership, instead opting for the US to send its funds to Israel in a move to establish it as the only recognized state. This decision was also snubbed by Biden and since his time in the White House, he has wired Palestine around $500 million.

Today, the Biden administration hinted at even more support for Palestine, despite reports in the Jerusalem Post which suggest Palestinian terror group, Hamas may increase attacks against Israel as its general election looms in November.

According to the Post, the Hamas along with the terror group, Palestinian Islamic Jihad think the collapse of the coalition government in Israeli is a sign of weakness and fragility:

We could see an escalation [with Israel], but not necessarily in the Gaza Strip,” Palestinian political analyst Ramallah told the Jerusalem Post. 

“In the next few months, we are likely to see an upsurge in violent attacks [against Israel] emanating from the West Bank. It’s because of the belief that an interim government would not be interested in war.”

Meanwhile, Biden promised more financial help for Palestine and vowed the US would “never give up on the work of peace,” but the president stopped short in condemning the terrorist groups operating in and controlling large parts of the region.

This story syndicated with permission from Jo Marney, Author at Trending Politics

Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author's opinion.

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