Haley: Iran is Targeting Civilians With Ballistic Missiles and We Have Proof

Posted: Dec 14, 2017 2:20 PM

Standing in front of an Iranian ballistic missile Thursday afternoon in a Washington D.C. warehouse, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley detailed aggressive behavior by the regime in violation of a number of UN resolutions.  

The violations come from a United Nations report that shows the Iranians are providing Houthi rebels in Yemen with ballistic missiles, which they have used to target a civilian airport in Saudi Arabia. 

"The missile was used to attack an international civilian airport in a G20 country. Just imagine if this missile had been launched at Dulles airport or JFK or the airports in Paris, London and Berlin. That's what we're talking about here. That's what Iran is actively supporting," Haley said. "It [the missile] was made in Iran and sent to Houthi rebels in Yemen." 

"The nuclear deal has done nothing to moderate the regime's conduct," Haley said. "It's hard to find a conflict, or a terrorist group in the middle east that doesn't have Iran's fingerprints all over it." 

Here are her remarks in their entirety: 

In October, President Trump announced a new approach to dealing with Iran and it's continued destabilization in the region. A reminder of that strategy:

-The United States’ new Iran strategy focuses on neutralizing the Government of Iran’s destabilizing influence and constraining its aggression, particularly its support for terrorism and militants.
-We will revitalize our traditional alliances and regional partnerships as bulwarks against Iranian subversion and restore a more stable balance of power in the region.
-We will work to deny the Iranian regime – and especially the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) – funding for its malign activities, and oppose IRGC activities that extort the wealth of the Iranian people.
-We will counter threats to the United States and our allies from ballistic missiles and other asymmetric weapons.
-We will rally the international community to condemn the IRGC’s gross violations of human rights and its unjust detention of American citizens and other foreigners on specious charges.
-Most importantly, we will deny the Iranian regime all paths to a nuclear weapon.

The President is up against a deadline in January to recertify or abandon the Iranian nuclear agreement.