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U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, September 15, 2017.
The United States for the time being will stay in an international nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Sunday, adding that will the Trump administration wanted to weigh a “proportionate” response to Tehran’s actions on the planet stage.
“I think right right now, you’re going to see us stay inside deal, because what our expect can be that will we can improve the situation, as well as that will’s the goal,” Haley said referring to what she said were Iran’s ballistic missile tests, international arms sales as well as state-sponsored terrorism.
Haley, interviewed on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” also said the reason the United States was looking closely at the Iran nuclear deal can be because of escalating tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons development. “What we’re saying right now with Iran can be don’t let the idea become the next North Korea.”
On Friday, Trump refused to formally certify that will Iran was meeting the requirements of a 2015 international deal aimed at monitoring as well as controlling that will country’s nuclear program.
The U.S. Congress right now has 60 days to decide whether to reimpose economic sanctions on Tehran that will were lifted under the deal.
In her “Meet the Press” interview, Haley said, however, “We’re not saying they’re in breach of the agreement.”
Haley, also interviewed on ABC’s “This particular Week,” said of Iran: “We have to hold them accountable. They can’t be continuing to support terrorism around the planet like we are seeing they do. They can’t continue to test ballistic missiles, which will lead to a nuclear Iran. They can’t continue to do arms smuggling.”
Haley said that will some other countries were “turning a blind eye” to these activities by Iran in order to “protect” the nuclear agreement.