Biden's Team Denounced Iran, but Will They Put Sanctions Where Their Mouth Is?

Do strongly worded condemnations of the execution of an Iranian journalist suggest a firmer U.S. stance against Tehran than during the Obama years, or will human rights violations be compartmentalized in order to strike a deal with the Iranian regime?

Allison Kaplan Sommer
Allison Kaplan Sommer
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For concerned Israelis closely watching U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s senior foreign policy team on the hot potato issue of Iran, this week offered a possible early clue. 

Biden’s closest advisers, including those heading for key posts in his future administration, publicly denounced Tehran’s execution of Iranian journalist Ruhollah Zam in strong language.