Critics Slam Biden as Middle East Conflict Grows

( – President Joe Biden is facing criticism for his supposedly lackadaisical approach to dealing with conflict in the Middle East, with some saying that the U.S.’ failure to temper Iran’s influence and power in the region could spark a third World War in the region.

Experts who spoke to Fox News criticized the Biden administration’s actions in attempting to keep peace in the Middle East, saying that the current White House’s efforts in the region have been misguided at best.

Walid Phares, a Lebanese-American academic expert on Middle-Eastern affairs who served in the administration of former President Donald Trump, said that the White House’s approach to handling issues in the Middle East are more reckless compared to the policies of the administration of former president Barack Obama – which the Biden administration continued when the president took office.

Another expert on Middle Eastern affairs, Michael E. O’Hanlon, who works at the Washington D.C.-based Brookings Institution as senior fellow and director of research in foreign policy, called the U.S.’ decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan a “mistake,” while Jason Brodsky from the U.S.-based United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) and serves as its policy director, told Fox News that the Biden administration has “repeatedly failed” in its efforts to deal with Iran.

Sought for comment, a spokesperson from the U.S. State Department defended the White House’s policies on Iran and the Middle East, the U.S. continues to “closely watch” the situation in the region, particularly in Afghanistan. According to the spokesperson, the it is the U.S.’ desire to see and independent Afghanistan that is “at peace with itself and its neighbors,” while assuring that the country does not again become “a safe haven” for organizations and its agents that wish to do ill against the U.S. and its allies.

At the end of the day though, the proof is in the pudding, as the U.S. has had to deal with added complications to the current situation in the Middle East as Iran-backed Houthi militants from Yemen recently launched a missile attack on the Al-Asad Airbase in Iraq. The attack, which was comprised of multiple ballistic missiles and rockets, injured several U.S. military personnel. The U.S., along with the U.K., have retaliated, launching several large scale attacks on Houthi installations.

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