WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken asked the newly appointed Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley to form a team consisting of diplomats and experts to negotiate with Iran, according to a source close to the Biden Administration. According to the source, several of those asked to be a part of the team have historically taken firm stances against Iran.
In related news, 38 activists from Iran representing various political organizations sent a message to the U.S. President Joe Biden congratulating him on his election as the 46th President of the United States and urged him not to appease the ruling regime in Tehran if he supports a democratic transformation in Iran.
“The nuclear agreement concluded in 2015 enabled the regime in Iran to obtain significant financial benefits which it did not invest in the welfare of the people and reforms,” read the letter. “Neither did the regime stop its malign behavior or adopt a policy of harmony and peaceful coexistence with the countries of the region.”
“Instead,” the letter continued, “it spent billions of dollars gained from the nuclear deal on exporting its totalitarian ideology by providing funds to terrorist networks and developing missile technology for offensive use with the aim of controlling the Gulf and beyond.”
“The Iranian people have long expressed their dissatisfaction with the regime, and this was evident in the protests that have swept the country in recent years.”