BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 A.M.) – The new Secretary of State for the United States, Anthony Blinken, announced that the Gulf states and Israel will participate in any nuclear negotiations on Iran.
Blinken said that “the Biden administration is committed to not having Iran nuclear weapons, and that it will involve the Gulf states and Israel in any nuclear negotiations regarding Iran,” adding that “Iran’s possession of nuclear weapons will make it more dangerous than it is now.” .
He continued that “Iran is taking many steps to free itself from the restrictions of the nuclear deal,” stressing that “America has an urgent responsibility to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.”
The future Secretary of State pledged to abandon the unilateral diplomacy that President Donald Trump had adopted, stressing that the United States had returned to leadership, but would now rely on its allies to confront its other opponents.
Lloyd Austin, US President-elect Joe Biden’s candidate for the Pentagon, sent a strong message to Iran, stressing that it “represents a threat to America’s allies and forces in the Middle East.”
Austin said, during the hearing to discuss the confirmation of his appointment, “Iran continues to be a destabilizing factor in the region, which represents a threat to our partners in the region and to the forces that we deploy in the region.” A problem in the region is more difficult because of that. “