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Intel: Progressives defend Robert Malley as Biden's possible Iran envoy

Critics accuse the former Obama official of overlooking Iran's human rights record.

More than 200 progressive groups and foreign policy experts have come to the defense of President Joe Biden's reported front-runner for special envoy to Iran, Robert Malley, whose detractors accuse him of being an apologist for the regime.

Malley, currently president and CEO of the Washington-based International Crisis Group, would bring hands-on experience to the role. He was among the top negotiators of the 2015 Iran nuclear accord when he served as the Middle East director for President Barack Obama’s National Security Council. 

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