US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley blasted Iranian officials and their Revolutionary Guard on Thursday, saying the Islamic Republic’s “fingerprints” can be seen in “war zones” and “terror groups” throughout the Middle East.
Haley directly accused the Iranian regime of blatantly violating international law, saying their leaders were actively funneling missiles and other advanced weaponry to rebels in Yemen and other terror organizations operating in the region.
“Its ballistic missiles and advanced weapons are turning up in war zones across the region,” Haley said at an event in the nation’s capital. “It’s hard to find a conflict or a terrorist group in the Middle East that does not have Iran’s fingerprints all over it.”
“It tells the story of Iran as the arsonist. The report shows the Tehran regime not putting out fires, but fanning the flames of conflict in the region,” Haley added. “In its strongest language yet, the secretary general’s report shows violation after violation of weapons transfers and ballistic missile activity. The United States welcomes this report, as should every nation concerned about uranium expansion.”
Haley’s comments come months after President Trump refused to re-certify the Iranian Nuclear Agreement, saying the regime was not cooperating with the international mandate and was secretly resuming its attempts to develop a nuclear weapon.