A former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations is concerned that a potential Biden administration could appease the radical Islamic regime in Iran.
Donald Trump has been praised by many analysts as perhaps the most Israel-friendly U.S. president in history. During a recent interview on the Fox News Channel, Danny Danon, a former Israeli U.N. ambassador who now chairs Israel's World Likud, praised Trump for moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, for pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal, and for brokering the Abraham Accords, which normalizes relations between Israel and four Arab states: United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco.
But if Joe Biden becomes president, Danon urged that he "continue the momentum" created by Trump's peace initiatives and not rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, which the president has called "defective at its core."
"My advice is not to listen to the Iranians, to apply more sanctions, and not to try to appease them," Danon offered. "When you try to appease them, they fill it; they take advantage of it. And I think it would be bad for the U.S. to start to play that game."
He went on to recommend that the potential new administration apply more pressure to work with allies in the region.
"If the Iranians would be willing to change the agreement, which I doubt it, you can speak about it. But you don't run immediately and hug them and give them what they want," said Danon.