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President Joe Biden will land in Israel on Wednesday – the same day that the United Nations‘ sanctions on Iran‘s ability to acquire and send ballistic missiles to enemies of the U.S. is set to expire.

According to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, also known as the JCPOA, all UN restrictions on Iran’s ability to obtain drone and missiles will terminate on October 18, known as ‘Transition Day.’ As a result, Iran’s own firepower will increase and it will be easier for the country to send ballistic missiles to its dangerous terror proxy organizations and other nations hostile to the U.S. – including Russia.

October 18 is also the date that Biden is traveling to Israel, America’s top ally in the Middle East, in a show of solidarity after Iran-backed Hamas terrorists in Gaza launched a brutal attack on Israel over a week ago, killing over 1,300 innocent civilians and at least 29 Americans. 

The dangerous coincidence has not gone unnoticed by the national security community.

Richard Goldberg, senior advisor at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, tells DailyMail.com the timing of Biden’s trip is stunning and said that the missile embargo should not be allowed to expire without new, stronger sanctions put in place by the U.S. and its allies.

Iran has been developing its growing rocket arsenal over the last decade and is known to have the most diverse arsenal in the Middle East over around 3,000 missiles

A new surface-to-surface 4th generation Khorramshahr ballistic missile called Khaibar with a range of 2,000 km is launched at an undisclosed location in Iran

President Biden is traveling to Israel in a show of solidarity after the country was attacked by Iran-backed Hamas terrorists

‘It’s absolutely unconscionable for the US to let the UN missile embargo on Iran expire this week without working with European allies to snapback all UN sanctions first,’ he explained.

Russia and China can’t stop the snapback, so the only reason not to trigger it is to maintain a strategic paradigm of appeasement and accommodation toward the sponsor of this heinous Hamas massacre, Iran,’ Goldberg told DailyMail.com.

According to experts, Iran plans to use the loosening of restrictions to better supply its connected terrorist organizations – including Hamas and Hezbollah.

Iran has been developing its growing rocket arsenal over the last decade and is known to have the most diverse in the Middle East over around 3,000 missiles. 

The country has the capability to land missiles in Israel and south-eastern Europe. This poses a huge security risk to the U.S. and allies with troops and other assets in the region.

The variety of missiles include close-range CRBMS, short-range SRBMs, and medium-range MRBMs which can hit targets 2,000km – or close to 1,200 miles away.

During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in 2022, now-retired U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. warned that Iran’s investments in missile development seem to be paying off.

‘They have over 3,000 ballistic missiles of various types, some of which can reach Tel Aviv. Over the last five to seven years, they have invested heavily in the ballistic missile program. Their missiles have significantly greater range and significantly enhanced accuracy,’ said Gen. McKenzie.

Goldberg, who formerly served in the Trump administration as the National Security Council Director for Countering Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction, told DailyMail.com that Iran thrives when it perceives the West as being ‘weak.’

With the expiration of these sanctions, Iran will likely boost its nuclear weapons arsenal and could even send missiles to Russia to aid the country in its war of aggression against Ukraine, which is nearing its two-year mark.

The U.K., France and Germany – European members of the JCPOA – have said that they are keeping sanctions on Iran in place.

Those ‘snapback’ sanctions would restore the UN’s conventional arms embargo against the hostile nation, which terminated in 2020.

It also puts in place restrictions on Iran’s work on uranium enrichment as it works to develop nuclear weapons. Iran is not currently known to have yet successfully developed a functional nuclear bomb.

However, those snapback sanctions will terminate in 2025, so the international community only has two years remaining until all restrictions on Iran are lifted.  

Former President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the JCPOA in 2018 because he said it was not hampering Iran’s ability to develop its ballistic missile program.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Monday evening that President Biden will travel to Israel in order to ‘reaffirm solidarity’ with its closest ally in the Middle East, as well as to press for humanitarian aid to be allowed into Gaza. 

Blinken made the announcement after six hours of talks with Israeli officials. Biden was invited at the weekend by Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

He said that Biden’s visit was in ‘solidarity with Israel and our ironclad commitment to its security.’

The secretary went on to say that both countries have a agreed to ‘develop a plan’ that will allow aid into Gaza. ‘It is critical that aid begin flowing into Gaza as soon as possible,’ Blinken said. 

The United States has deployed a carrier strike group led by the world’s largest warship to the eastern Mediterranean in response to the unprecedented attack by Hamas on Israel. 

The USS Gerald R. Ford, which cost roughly $18 billion to develop – including $4.7 billion for research and development and $12.8 billion in construction – can carry up to 90 aircraft, including the military’s most advanced fighter jets.

In addition, the Pentagon has reportedly selected about 2,000 troops to prepare for a deployment to help Israel as a second carrier strike group steams for the eastern Mediterranean.

Officials said the troops will not serve in a combat role but would be tasked with medical support or advisory duties.

Details emerged on Monday after the Department of Defense said the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower strike group, which deployed from Norfolk, Virginia, on Friday, is on its way.

She will join the USS Gerald R. Ford, which arrived off the coast of Israel last week.

The United States has deployed a carrier strike group led by the USS Gerald R. Ford, the world’s largest warship, to the eastern Mediterranean in response to the unprecedented attack by Hamas on Israel

Antony Blinken on Monday announced that Joe Biden will be in Tel Aviv on Wednesday

As Blinken made his announcement, dozens of trucks stocked with humanitarian aid were pictured lined up at the Gaza-Egypt border crossing awaiting entry

Blinken said his six hours of talks with Israel had secured agreements for humanitarian aid to enter Gaza, and included discussions of safe zones for Gazans. Pictured: An Israeli tank near the Gaza border

In the early hours of October 17, pictures showed trucks carrying aid designated for Gaza arriving at Rafah, the territory’s southern border crossing with Egypt

Blinken added that officials could also work together to create ‘areas to help keep civilians out of harm’s way.’ 

After his Israeli visit, Biden will travel to Jordan in order to meet with that country’s leaders, Egyptian leaders as well as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. During the conflict, Abbas has maintained that Hamas do no represent the interests of Palestinian people. 

Biden’s visit also comes as Israel is preparing an imminent ground invasion into Gaza. 

It will be Biden’s second visit to an active war zone this year. In February, he traveled to the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, to meet President Volodymyr Zelensky and mark the anniversary of that country’s conflict with Russia. 

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