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Trump, Biden camps trade blame over who led to the Iranian problem

2024-02-01 10:19:29       source:Politico

January 31, 2024

Advisers to Donald Trump and Joe Biden are trading jabs this week over which president is more to blame for Iran’s latest deadly actions, as both men head toward a rematch in November to be the next commander in chief.

The accusations come as the White House weighs its response to the drone attack that killed three soldiers in Jordan this weekend, bringing with it the risk that any retaliation could further inflame an already volatile situation in the Middle East.

The military and policy decisions leading up to last weekend’s violence are many. Trump’s ordered assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani. Biden’s lifting of sanctions on Tehran. Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. Biden’s response to Iran-backed attacks on U.S. troops.

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