Nikki Haley: Iran can’t use nuclear deal to hold world hostage

Iran must be held accountable for all its actions, despite the nuclear deal, Haley said. 

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Iran should not be allowed “to use the nuclear deal to hold the world hostage.”

Haley commented Tuesday after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened to restart the country’s nuclear program in wake of new US sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic. Rouhani said Tehran could quickly advance its nuclear program if the US continues “threats and sanctions” against Iran.

Haley warned that “the nuclear deal must not become “too big to fail,” adding that “Iran, under no circumstances, can ever be allowed to have nuclear weapons.”

Haley said Iran must be held responsible for launching missiles, supporting terrorism, disregarding human rights and violating UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.

She plans to visit the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN’s nuclear watchdog, in Vienna next week.

By: AP and World Israel News Staff