Biden Warns Iran Over Support for Russia and Hamas
Biden Addresses the Nation
President Joe Biden addressed the American people on Thursday night, emphasizing that Iran would be held accountable for supporting both Russia and Hamas.
He tied the conflicts in Ukraine and Israel together in his speech, asserting that the U.S. can’t allow terrorists like Hamas and Putin to succeed.
President Biden highlighted that Iran is providing military support to both Russia and terrorist groups, vowing to hold them accountable.
Senate’s Condemnation of Iran
The Senate passed a resolution condemning “Iran’s support of global terror” and pledging support for Israel.
President Biden urged Congress to pass approximately $100 billion in new funding, although this faces resistance from Congressional Republicans who are cautious about providing new money to Ukraine.
Common Goals of Putin and Hamas
Biden stressed that while Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hamas represent different threats, they share a common goal: the desire to annihilate neighboring democracies.
He emphasized the importance of American leadership, alliances, and values in maintaining global stability.
Iran’s Support for Terrorism
The Senate resolution also condemned Iran’s support for global terrorism, including its backing of groups like Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned of consequences if Israel continued its actions in Gaza.
Implications for the Middle East
Iran’s declarations have heightened tensions in the Middle East, raising concerns about a wider conflict.
Iran’s involvement with Hamas and its rapid response to the Gaza situation have escalated fears of a broader regional conflict.
Addressing Putin’s Ambitions
President Biden expressed concern about Putin’s ambition for power and control, warning that his actions might extend beyond Ukraine and potentially involve NATO countries.
He made it clear that the U.S. does not seek military confrontation with Russia.
Pursuing the Release of Hostages
The President assured the families of hostages abducted by Hamas in Israel that every avenue is being pursued to bring their loved ones home.
He emphasized that the safety of Americans held hostage is a top priority.
Aid for Gaza
Biden advocated for foreign aid to reach Gaza, where Palestinian civilians are suffering.
He acknowledged the suffering in Gaza while Hamas fires rockets at Israel.
The President also spoke to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to the Palestinian people’s right to dignity and self-determination.
Clarification on Gaza Hospital Explosion
Biden reiterated that the explosion at a Gaza hospital was not caused by the Israelis, attributing it to an errant rocket launched by another group similar to Hamas.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn