Haley: US will not tolerate Iran's dangerous behavior

Politics 1/12/2018, 9:28 PM
Haley: US will not tolerate Iran's dangerous behavior

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley insisted on Friday that Washington "will not tolerate Iran's dangerous and destabilizing behavior" despite the fact that President Donald Trump decided to waive sanctions against Tehran in order to "make it clear" the country will "abide by" the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

"We must not allow the Iranian regime to use the nuclear deal to provide it with cover to violate all manner of international norms and UN resolutions," Haley said in a statement. She called on other countries to join the US in its criticism towards Iran as a result of Tehran's "missile activity," as well as its "sponsorship of terrorism" and "human rights violations." The US ambassador noted that "if we cannot achieve international consensus" on steps against Iran, it will show that the JCPOA presents an "impediment to peace."

Earlier, US President Donald Trump decided to extend the suspension of sanctions against Iran, but threatened to withdraw the US from the nuclear deal in case he fails to reach an agreement with European allies which would "fix the terrible flaws" of the JCPOA. Meanwhile, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted Tehran is not open for further renegotiations of the 2015 deal.

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