One of the Donald Trump polices that was working which President Biden abandoned, in addition to Trump’s success at the border, is the treatment of Iran.
Trump withdrew from the Barack Obama nuclear deal with the mullahs, which would have permitted them to have nuclear weapons, albeit with a slight delay. Trump’s idea was to either topple the regime or force it to give up its program by destroying it economically:
According to the IMF, it was working, as the Washington Free Beacon reports:
Iran burned through nearly all of its cash reserves in the final years of the Trump administration as harsh economic sanctions crippled the country’s economy and brought the hardline regime to the brink of financial collapse, according to findings published by the International Monetary Fund.
The Islamic Republic had $122.5 billion on hand in 2018 and just $4 billion by 2020, when the former administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign on Tehran was at its height, according to the IMF’s 2021 Middle East and Central Asia report, which tracks the region’s economies. Iran burned through $118.5 billion in two years, nearly depleting its cash reserves. The country’s coffers are forecast to grow by several billions in the coming years as the Biden administration moves to unwind sanctions as part of an effort to reenter the 2015 nuclear deal.
With Biden reversing he policy and begging Iran to talk to him, the Iranian leadership is upping its ante, perhaps to get another fantastic deal out Obama’s former vice president. According to the Associated Press:
Iran began enriching uranium Friday to its highest level ever, edging closer to weapons-grade levels to pressure talks in Vienna aimed at restoring its nuclear deal with world powers after an attack on its main atomic site.
A top official said only a few grams an hour of uranium gas would be enriched up to 60% purity — triple the level it once did but at a rate far slower than what Tehran could produce. International inspectors already said Iran planned to do so above-ground at its Natanz nuclear site, not deep within its underground halls hardened to withstand airstrikes.
This is what they can see. Imagine the cheating they’ve been doing on the original Obama deal underground.