Erfan Fard

Urgent Review: Biden’s Iran Strategy Needs Change

President Biden , Picture of White house { Free for all Platforms} / and Mixed with AL Pictures of Soldiers in Middle East ( Artificial Intelligence)


As the geopolitical chessboard continues to evolve, the intricate dance of diplomacy and strategy between the United States and Iran remains a focal point of global attention. Speaking as someone who cherishes America as a second homeland, yet with roots deeply embedded in Iranian soil, I find myself compelled to directly address President Biden. My aim is to illuminate the myriad complexities and overlooked angles of the US-Iran saga, advocating for a recalibrated approach that better serves the interests of both nations and the wider global community.

The Essence of US-Iran Dynamics:  

Mr. President, your administration’s policy towards Iran, particularly its handling of the IRGC and its terrorist proxies, notably in Yemen, signals a broader confrontation that transcends mere geopolitical disputes. It’s a struggle that necessitates a nuanced understanding and a more resolute stance against forces undermining regional stability and global peace.

But in Yemen, you are not fighting a terrorist group; they are the Quds Force and the IRGC, and in practice, you are fighting them. But why don’t you formally speak of regime change in Iran? What are you afraid of? You know if you had said it once in the past two years, the Iranian people would have been more encouraged and continued their nationwide uprising against the mullahs more bravely. But you sent them money, and they spent it on promoting terrorism.

Map Of Iran / Picture : Times of Israel / Free for any Platforms

Historical Context and the Imperative for Change:   

Our paths briefly crossed in Iraq, against the backdrop of your vice-presidency, a time when the seeds of today’s challenges were already sprouting. Reflecting on your distinguished career, from your staunch opposition to apartheid to your celebration of the fall of communism, one can’t help but question: Does not the outlaw regime in Tehran, with its Khomeinist ideology and relentless pursuit of regional hegemony, deserve a similar, firm rebuttal?

You are an experienced politician who fought against apartheid. Do you believe that Islamic terrorism, sponsored by the mullahs’ regime in Tehran, is not as poisonous for the 21st century humanity as apartheid was? You were pleased with the collapse of communism, delivering passionate speeches. Do you believe that the regime with the destructive ideology of Khomeinism should not collapse? You know this regime in Tehran defends and originates Islamic terrorism crises and is a servant to the Kremlin and the former KGB colonel, with Khamenei being a war criminal alongside Putin regarding Ukraine.

On May 2, 2022, you said in the White House that you are studying Imam Zaman and have hired a private tutor for this purpose. You know it’s fundamentally fake and such a person does not exist in reality. And when an Iranian writer and intellectual, Ahmad Kasravi, said so, the Iranian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood – the terrorist group Fada’iyan-e Islam – killed him! (March 11, 1946) And 78 years later, you still respect that terrorist group, spending your time learning Shiite superstitions!

 The JCPOA and Beyond:   

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) represented a watershed moment in US foreign policy, emblematic of an era that sought to engage rather than confront. However, the subsequent years have laid bare the limitations of engagement devoid of leverage. Iran’s regime, far from being pacified, has only grown more emboldened, extending its tentacles of terror and influence with alarming impunity. This begs the question of the true efficacy of a policy that, while noble in intent, falls short in curtailing the very threats it aimed to neutralize.

During Obama’s era, you were content with signing the JCPOA with the criminal mullahs in Iran, a deal that was your and Obama’s only foreign policy success. Did it benefit at all? You spent the last 3 years of your presidency trying to revive that dead deal, and what happened? The Islamic Republic of Iran continued its path of producing more crime and evil, knowing you have no desire to confront them.

A Reckoning with Reality:   

The stark realities faced by the Iranian people, yearning for freedom and a reprieve from the tyranny of the mullahs, cast a long shadow over the diplomatic overtures from Washington. The aspirations for democracy and human rights within Iran remain stifled, choked by the iron grip of a regime that knows no bounds in its quest for survival and dominance. It is here, Mr. President, that your administration’s policy must find its moral compass, aligning America’s immense power with the noble cause of supporting those who seek to free themselves from the yoke of oppression.

The people of Iran know that human rights and democracy… are tales within books and good for bedtime stories but, for the sake of American interests, you could have stood stronger against the thugs of the Islamic Republic, although you had no inclination to do so. Fundamentally, I don’t understand what the organic bond between the Democrats and these mullahs is? Maybe history will reveal this secret later.

A Call for Strategic Boldness:   

The narrative of US-Iran relations is at a critical juncture, where the decisions of today will echo through the annals of history. Will your presidency be remembered for a visionary recalibration of America’s stance towards Iran, one that championed the cause of peace, justice, and human dignity? Or will it be viewed through the lens of missed opportunities and strategic hesitations?

These days, you could have met with the only popular and influential acceptable face of the Iranian opposition which is HRH the crown prince Reza Pahlavi. President. Clinton did not show this willingness, although for an important administrative action, related to the prince, he gave a positive order, but he was more pleased with the pro-regime reformists. Similarly, you did not want to see the reality, and the White House saw a few clowns and scarecrows sent by those same reformists, which led nowhere. In a few months, if your presidency ends forever, what will you say about the evil, violence, and savagery of the mullahs in Tehran? Do you have anything to say to history? I doubt it.

Beverly Hills , a protest in Los Angeles in October following Mahsa Amini’s in-custody death in Iran. (Picture of Hamed Sepehri) / Free for any platforms.


In the twilight of this pivotal moment, the call for a bold reassessment of US policy towards Iran has never been more urgent. A strategy that goes beyond the binary choice of engagement or confrontation, seeking instead to craft a path that is both principled and pragmatic, is the need of the hour. Such an approach requires not just diplomatic finesse but a deep-seated conviction in the values that define America at its best.

Mr. President, as you ponder the legacy of your tenure and the future of US-Iran relations, let this be a moment of courageous introspection and decisive action. The eyes of history, along with those of the Iranian people and the global community, are upon you.

In Iranian history, you, Obama, and Carter will not be remembered fondly, knowing all three of you had no inclination towards regime change in Iran. If you had, the world, the Middle East, and even America would not have paid such a high price.

About the Author
Erfan Fard is a counter-terrorism analyst and Middle East Studies researcher based in Washington, DC. He is in Middle Eastern regional security affairs with a particular focus on Iran, Counter terrorism, IRGC, MOIS and Ethnic conflicts in MENA. \He graduated in International Security Studies (London M. University, UK), and in International Relations (CSU-LA), and is fluent in Persian, Kurdish, Arabic and English. Follow him in this twitter account @EQFARD
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