On Saturday, Iran executed an exiled journalist over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests in 2017, a little more than a year after authorities tricked him into traveling to Iraq, where he was abducted.
Ruhollah Zam, 47, was one of several opposition figures successfully seized by Iranian intelligence operatives abroad in recent months as Tehran struggles under U.S. sanctions’ imposed by President Trump.
The execution has sparked criticism from European countries and cancellations for upcoming events in Iran.
Many experts fear that Biden will ease the sanctions and cozy up to Iran, thereby opening the door to nuclear proliferation. Remember Obama and Biden sent millions of dollars to Iran using a clandestine operation reminiscent of drug deals; they sent a plane stuffed with cash. Iran reciprocated no benefits.
France and its European allies have strived to keep alive a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers, in part to save the Iranian economy from collapse, while confronting U.S. efforts to kill the according to a Reuters report.