Blackburn To DoD: Senior Official’s Iranian Ties Are Dangerous

October 2, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the groundbreaking allegations that Iran peddled a foreign influence operation with current members of the Biden administration, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) blasted the Department of Defense for their employment of Ms. Tabatabai and requested documentation on her security clearance by October 6.

The Biden Administration Has a History Of Appeasing Iran

“This administration has gone to great lengths to appease Iran – taking the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen off the Foreign Terrorist Organization list and ending U.S. support for Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s war against the group. And just this month, on the anniversary of 9/11, President Biden incentivized Iran’s terrorist activities and conceded our nation’s future security as he handed over a $6 billion payout to Iran.”

We Should Stand With Our Ally, Israel – Not Prop Up A Terrorist-Sponsored Regime

“Ms. Tabatabai’s relationship with Iranian government representatives, along with her malicious comments regarding our ally, Israel, as a representative of the U.S. Department of Defense is undeniably unacceptable. Ms. Tabatabai’s ties to the Iranian regime are dangerous and raise questions about potential foreign adversarial influence within the Department of Defense. Additionally, these reports call into question whether Ms. Tabatabai should be permitted to a security clearance with access to classified materials.”

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