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The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) denounced the Biden administration for its “latest outrageous policy” that it asserted will benefit the Iranian regime and allow it to bypass nuclear sanctions.

ZOA also slammed the White House for notifying Congress at the last minute on Friday evening that it planned to waive the nonproliferation sanctions on Iran to allow Rosatom, Russia’s state-owned energy company, to “profit without sanctions.”

According to the ZOA, “the move went unnoticed at first by major media, which was clearly the intent of the administration.”

The waiver is a renewal of a policy established early last year which rolls back sanctions President Trump placed on Iran and permits Iran and Russia to cooperate on nuclear work at Iranian enrichment sites.

According to ZOA, senior congressional sources said the Biden administration is “trying to sweep the sanctions waivers under the rug amid renewed concerns about Iran and Russia’s military alliance.”

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) denounced the measure this week.

“The Biden Admin renewing sanctions waivers tied to Iran’s civil-nuclear program without concessions from the regime is shameful,” Risch tweeted. “This admin continues to surrender leverage in its desperation to strike a deal with Iran. This is a gift to Rosatom and Russia. Time to walk away.”

ZOA noted that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been attempting to enshrine the sanctions into law, and his bill to do so is expected to move forward and would force the presidential order to be rescinded. Moreover, the waiver as it currently stands will legalize nuclear work at Iran’s Fordow nuclear site in Iran and enable Russia to profit from its role as the primary custodian of Iran’s enriched uranium.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul was also highly critical of the move by the White House.

“I am deeply troubled by the administration’s decision to waive sanctions on nonproliferation activities involving Iran, despite Iran’s continued noncompliance with its Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement and the potential benefit to Russia’s state-owned energy giant, Rosatom,” he said. “This decision further undermines international nonproliferation norms and is inconsistent with the administration’s stated policy to support Ukraine. Rosatom cannot be allowed to profit from work in Iran while it actively fuels the Kremlin’s unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine.”

The Biden administration was blasted by ZOA for continuing to “believe this step will somehow lead to Iranian acceptance of returning to the JCPOA, the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran that paves the way to and guarantees a military nuclear capability.”

ZOA National President Morton Klein questioned President Joe Biden’s intent, stating that “this step makes no sense at all.”

“President Biden continues to reward the terrorist enemy of America, Iran, for monstrous behavior and irrationally undo the sanctions regime that was only inconveniencing Iran in any case,” Klein said.

“Their enrichment activities toward nukes have been moving forward throughout the tenure of President Biden, and Russian assistance will only shorten the critical timeline. In light of the aggressive sanctions against Russia following the invasion of Ukraine, this step makes no sense at all. Russian state-owned companies will make billions and the United States and Israel will be far less safe. Israel may be forced to take military action to stop Iran’s program, and the Biden administration is literally doing nothing to deter these maniacal terrorists running Iran.”

“The idea that this waiver will convince the Iranians to make a new deal with the United States is delusional on its face, but even in that scenario it would only compound the foreign policy malpractice of this administration,” he added.