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KT McFarland on Iran leader's latest threats: 'They don't have a lot of options'

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Former deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland reacted Wednesday to threatening language from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, saying the Tehran leadership was in "a certain amount of disarray." And the Ayatollah is very ill," McFarland said on "The Story with Martha MacCallum." "But the one voice you really should listen to is the Ayatollah himself. And he's made that very clear. His defense minister, his foreign minister, his military, they've all come out and said, 'America, you did this.


Biden administration likely going back to 'good old days' of Iran nuclear deal: McFarland

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Former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland provides insight on'America Reports.' The Biden administration is likely to look to go back to the "good old days" by renegotiating the Iran nuclear deal, former Deputy National Security Advisor K.T. McFarland told "America Reports" Friday. Reacting to reports that the White House had convened a National Security Council principals meeting to discuss Tehran's nuclear ambitions, McFarland speculated that the outcome would be the emergence of draft recommendations for Biden to determine new foreign policy positions, which may entail getting Iran back to the negotiating table. "The Iran nuclear deal never stopped Iran's nuclear program," McFarland explaned. "All it did was put it on pause for about a decade and a half. Well, the clock's been ticking since then."


KT McFarland: Trump's Abraham Accords are so significant, even 'a Biden admin can't screw it up'

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Former deputy national security adviser K. T. McFarland weighs in on'Fox Report.' History will reflect favorably on President Trump's foreign policy initiatives, due in large part to the U.S. brokered Abraham Accords which have made great strides in normalizing relations in the Middle East and promoting a mentality of peace that will extend far beyond his presidency, Former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland said Sunday. "In the Middle East particularly, I mean this is a significant achievement, that we really don't even know how good this is more because more countries are joining," McFarland told Fox News' Jon Scott on Sunday. "It's the first peace agreement between Israel and Arabs in not just 10 or 20, it's like a couple of thousand years," she emphasized. "What President Trump has done, as everybody was paying attention elsewhere, he was able to craft an agreement and convince the Arabs that their only sort of prosperity platform, the only way they could get to peace and prosperity, was by having a peace agreement with Israel."


Iran pushing Biden to act first, drop sanctions before reviving nuclear deal

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Former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland joins'The Story' with analysis of Biden foreign policy Iran's foreign minister is reportedly urging President Biden to make the first move toward reviving a 2015 nuclear deal "by removing all sanctions imposed since [former President Donald] Trump assumed office" -- despite lingering concerns about the Islamic Republic's pursuit of atomic weapons. Mohammad Javad Zarif made the comments in a recent article published by Foreign Affairs magazine, in which he added that Iran's willingness to go back to the agreement would erode if the Biden administration demands further concessions up front, according to Reuters. Biden "can begin by removing all sanctions imposed since Trump assumed office and seek to re-enter and abide by the 2015 nuclear deal without altering its painstakingly negotiated terms," Zarif wrote. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a forum titled "Common Security in the Islamic World" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in August. "In turn, Iran would reverse all the remedial measures it has taken in the wake of Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal," he added.


Iran demands US lift sanctions before it lives up to nuclear deal

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Former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland provides insight on'America Reports.' TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran's supreme leader on Sunday urged the United States to lift all sanctions if it wants Iran to live up to commitments under its nuclear deal with world powers, state TV reported, his first comments on the matter since U.S. President Joe Biden took office. "If (the U.S.) wants Iran to return to its commitments, it must lift all sanctions in practice, then we will do verification … then we will return to our commitments," state TV quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying. Former President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the U.S. in 2018 from the atomic deal, which saw Iran agree to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. Biden has said he will seek to revive the deal, but insisted that Iran must first reverse its nuclear steps, creating a contest of wills between the nations. In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with army's air force and air defense staff in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021.