Joe Biden appointed a high-level State Department official complete with a high-level security clearance even though she has very strong ties to the Iranian government. Some lawmakers are demanding an investigation and that her security clearance be put on hold until the investigation is complete.
The Biden caliphate has stonewalled and delayed any answer to the members of congress.
A letter spearheaded by Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) along with Reps. Scott Perry (R-PA) and Yvette Herrell (R-NM) were sent to Biden last April and they promise to keep at it until they get answers. If Biden would do 1/10th of the things for the American people that he has done for Iran, China and Russia, he would be a shoo-in for reelection.
The lawmakers expressed “serious concerns” over the Biden administration’s choosing to hire Ariane Tabatabai as a senior advisor to the Office of the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
Tabatabai is a staunch defender of the Iranian government and it shows in her writings on the subject. This is serious because she now has access to national secrets Iran could use.
The letter to Biden includes:
“There is reason to believe that Ariane and her family have ties and allegiance to the Iranian Regime and pose a security threat to the United States, which is of great concern because she currently holds a security clearance in your administration.”
“Tabatabai, in multiple public appearances, has echoed Iranian regime talking points and has made excuses for Iran’s oppressive government. She has downplayed the significance of dissatisfaction that Iranians have with their government, stating that protesting is a ‘feature in the Islamic Republic’ and is an ‘inherent part of Iranian public life.’”
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After demonstrating Iran’s clear determination to obtain nuclear weapons for non-peaceful purposes, the letter notes Tabatabai’s father’s role as a senior faculty member at the state-controlled University of Tehran as well as his alleged role in President Hassan Rouhani’s “inner circle.”
In addition, the letter describes Tabatabai’s father’s public appearances with President Rouhani as well as being photographed with the grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Islamic Republic’s founder and leader of the 1979 revolution.
“The fact that Ariane’s family has direct connections to Regime officials who are known for demanding loyalty is deeply troubling, especially given that tensions between the United States and Iran are high,” the letter reads.