A certified call has not yet been made for either former vice president Joe Biden or President Donald Trump as the rightful winner of the 2020 elections, but that is not stopping Iran from preparing for a Biden presidency. Taking to Twitter, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is wasting no time attempting to strong-arm neighboring nations.
In a frightening threat, Zarif tweeted, “A sincere message to our neighbors: Trump’s gone in 70 days. But we’ll remain here forever. Betting on outsiders to provide security is never a good gamble. We extend our hand to our neighbors for dialog to resolve differences. Only together can we build a better future for all.”
In case there is any confusion as to what Iran means by “together can we build a better future” we look to the comments of Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh. “Iran has had a continuous policy, which is the policy of good neighborliness,” said Khatibzadeh. As The Foreign Desk News reports, “this statement is unsupported by the Iranian regime’s history of funding terrorist proxies throughout the Middle East, including Hezbollah.”
Further actionable proof, “within the last year, Iran launched a ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia through Shiite Houthi proxies in Yemen” writes the Foreign Desk. Khatibzadeh gives more insight into Iran, saying, “we hope [neighboring nations] reach the rationale that we need a local mechanism in the region. Iran is always ready.”
Simply put, Zarif’s message “implies that if neighboring Arab nations do not turn their allegiance to Iran and continue turning to the U.S., there will be consequences” explains the Foreign Desk. The allegiance, “refers to a number of the Arab states normalizing relations with Israel through the Trump administration’s brokering of the Abraham Accords in September of this year.”
Khatibzadeh statements are a clear threat to a Biden presidency and the United States in the near future: “it is still time to step back from our failed policies and the inhumane legacy of the United States and the charlatans and bankrupt people who are advising the current U.S. administration. We are looking closely at the actions and careers of the future U.S. administration.”