In another example that Joe Biden’s misguided policies taking the United States in exactly the wrong direction, Iran’s foreign minister praised his decision to end American support for the Saudi led military campaign in Yemen as a “step towards correcting past mistakes.”
Reuters has the story:
“Iran’s foreign ministry said on Saturday a new U.S. stand on the Yemen war can be a “step towards correcting past mistakes,” after President Joe Biden said this week Washington was ending its support for a Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen.
“Stopping support … for the Saudi coalition, if not a political maneuver, could be a step towards correcting past mistakes,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh was quoted as saying by state media.
Biden said on Thursday that the more than six-year war, widely seen as a proxy conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, “has to end.” He also named veteran U.S. diplomat Timothy Lenderking as the U.S. special envoy for Yemen in a bid to step up American diplomacy to try to end the war.”
This new action comes just after the Biden administration had dropped the terrorist designation for Yemen’s Houthi movement:
“The United States intends to revoke the Houthi movement’s terrorist designation in response to Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, reversing one of the Trump administration’s most criticized last-minute decisions.
The move, confirmed by a State Department official on Friday, came a day after President Joe Biden declared a halt to support for the Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen, which is widely seen as a proxy conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
“Our action is due entirely to the humanitarian consequences of this last-minute designation from the prior administration, which the United Nations and humanitarian organizations have since made clear would accelerate the world’s worst humanitarian crisis,” the official said.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blacklisted the Houthis on Jan. 19, one day before Biden took office.”
Having the Iranians praise your policy positions is a sure sign that you are headed in the wrong direction, but clearly the Bidenistas do not see it that way.
Looks like we can expect several years of disrespecting our allies while appeasing our enemies.
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org