Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, presented scathing evidence to the international community last week proving former President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran was a complete scam.
What did she say?
Haley made her comments last Thursday at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in southeastern Washington, D.C., where she stood in front of missile debris that she said has “Iran’s fingerprints” all over it. One of the missiles had been launched at the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh by the Houthis in Yemen. The Houthis are a terrorist group supported by Iran.
The nuclear deal has done nothing to moderate the regime’s conduct in other areas. Aid from Iran’s revolutionary guard to dangerous militias and terror groups is increasing. Its ballistic missile and advanced weapons are turning up in war zones across the region. It’s hard to find a conflict or a terrorist group in the Middle East that does not have Iran’s fingerprints all over it.
She explained the debris on display behind her wasn’t direct evidence of Iran’s inflammatory behavior violating the nuclear deal, but it did prove Iran violated UN Security Council resolution 2231, which, according to Politico, “prohibits Iran from progressing its ballistic missile program in certain ways and bans Iran from weapons transfers.”
“We have said everything doesn’t have to be tied to the nuclear deal, but it does have to be tied to the security council resolutions. This is blatant violation of what they are not supposed to be doing,” Haley said.
“Everybody has tip-toed around Iran in fear of them getting out of the nuclear deal, and they are allowing missiles like this to be fired over to innocent civilians,” she added. “The Iranian regime cannot be allowed to engage in its lawless behavior any longer.”
"The fight against Iranian aggression is the world’s fight… This missile was used to attack an international civilian airport in Saudi Arabia. Just imagine if this missile had been launched at Dulles Airport or JFK, or the airports in Paris, London, or Berlin." pic.twitter.com/Vilau7VpHq
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) December 14, 2017
Haley invited every member of Congress, the U.N. Security Council and European leaders to examine the evidence themselves to prove that Iran isn’t being reined in by the U.N. or its nuclear deal with Obama and needs to be dealt with.
What is the future of the Iran nuclear deal?
In October, President Donald Trump decertified Iran’s compliance with the deal, saying the country hadn’t lived up “the spirit of the deal,” according to Politico. Trump didn’t terminate the deal, though he left that avenue open for the future.
“We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more chaos, the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout,” Trump said at the time.
Trump will revisit the issue by Jan. 13, when he has to decide whether or not Iran has been faithful to the deal.