Republican Representative Michael Waltz from Florida strongly criticized President Joe Biden for his foreign policy decisions on Saturday following Iran’s drone attack towards Israel.

Iran sent drones towards Israel on Saturday night, shortly after an Israeli airstrike took out a senior officer in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps in Damascus, Syria. Waltz condemned Biden’s approach towards Iran, claiming that the president’s strategy of “de-escalation” has only emboldened Iran to act aggressively.

“There is no other way to describe the Obama-Biden Middle East policy except as a dangerous disaster,” Waltz told Fox News host Jon Scott. “I mean, this is an utter calamity. Just a few years ago, under President Trump, ISIS was destroyed, Iran was broke and on their back foot and we had the Abraham Accords, and look where we are now.”

“I think the fundamental mistake, the fundamental underpinning, has been an appeasement strategy from the Biden Administration that is so focused on what they called de-escalation that it has signaled to the region, and certainly to Iran, that they have room to push, that they can achieve their goals as the Biden administration continues to try to appease and back away and that’s been reinforced,” Waltz continued. “Just last year we refused to push the UN to renew sanctions on Iran’s drone and missile program. Now, they are literally flying towards Israel.”