REPORT: Obama’s Pro-Iran Echo Chamber Finds New Ally in Republican Senator

JULY 19, 2019

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The Obama administration’s pro-Iran “echo chamber” has found an unlikely ally in Republican senator Rand Paul, who recently engaged in shadow diplomacy with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif—part of what multiple U.S. officials described to the Washington Free Beacon as a larger campaign by the Islamic Republic and its American advocates to erode support for the Trump administration’s hardline policies.

With the Iranian economy teetering on the brink of collapse, senior Iranian officials and their allies in the former administration’s self-described pro-Iran echo chamber have been scrambling to drive a wedge between President Donald Trump and his national security team. This has included efforts by former top Obama administration officials to disseminate the Iranian regime’s anti-Trump talking points to friendly media outlets and others, as the Free Beacon has reported multiple times.

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In a bid to amplify pressure on Trump to back away from his hardline policy on Iran, the echo chamber has turned to Paul, an isolationist senator who says he can serve as the president’s emissary to Iran. Multiple U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter told the Free Beacon that Paul is allowing himself to be used by this pro-Iran echo chamber in its last-ditch effort to rescue the nuclear deal — known by the acronym JCPOA — and ensure its survival throughout Trump’s presidency.

“The number one thing they’re [Iran] trying to obtain is sanctions relief, to be able to survive, outlast Trump and keep the JCPOA intact,” according to one U.S. official who would only discuss the sensitive diplomatic matter on background. “It’s whoever they can get with this echo chamber noise,” the source said. “We all know that. [Paul] is the latest pawn in a very well-orchestrated influence campaign by Iran.”

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