Haley: Nuke deal allows Iran to become new North Korea

September 6, 2017

Al-monitor:

Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations warned Tuesday that, if left unchanged, the Iran nuclear deal could allow Tehran to pose the same kind of missile threat to US cities as North Korea.President Donald Trump is due to decide in the middle of next month whether he believes Iran is living up to its commitments or whether to seek new US sanctions that could torpedo the accord.His ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, would not say explicitly what her advice has been — but left little room for doubt that she believes it is time to re-examine the “flawed” deal.

“I’m not making the case for decertifying. What I am saying is that, should he decide to decertify he has grounds to stand on,” she told an audience at the American Enterprise Institute.”What I am doing is just trying to lay out the options of what’s out there, what we need to be looking at and knowing that the end result has to be the national security of the United States.”We should at no time be beholden to any agreement and sacrifice the security of the United States to say that we’ll do it.”Under a 2015 deal signed by Iran and six world powers, Tehran is supposed to roll back its nuclear program and submit to inspections in return for Washington and its allies lifting some sanctions.

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