“Looking to figure out how to redo this Iran deal is nothing more than a death wish for Israel,” warned Haley during a visit to Israel.
By United With Israel Staff
Former US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned against returning to the Iranian nuclear deal calling Washington’s efforts to do so a “death trap” for Israel.
“The idea right now that you have multiple countries around the world, including the United States, looking to figure out how to redo this Iran deal is nothing more than a death wish for Israel and eventually a death wish for the world,” she told reporters.
“Iran is never going to change its ways,” she said. “It is never going to stop saying death to Israel. It is never going to stop saying death to America. And the only way that we can effect change is to pull the money back and pull the purse strings back.”
If President Joe Biden returns to the JCPOA, Iran will inevitably receive access to funds as sanctions taper off, which would benefit Iran’s Mideast proxies and allies.
“If you fund Iran, you are funding terrorists that want to kill Israel,” she said. “You have Hezbollah waiting in the wings, and Hezbollah makes Hamas look like child’s play. Hezbollah is going to be the next issue” for Israel.
She further warned that the Biden administration’s engagement with Iran amounted to a “slap in the face” to allies like the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, both of whom signed a historic peace deal with Israel last year.
“You cannot be friends with Israel, and you cannot say thank you to the people who want to be friends with Israel, by getting back into the Iran deal,” Haley warned.
Haley is in the middle of a solidarity visit to Israel organized by Christians United for Israel. During the trip, the former ambassador visited homes in Ashkelon and Sderot damaged by Palestinian rocket fire. She also visited an Iron Dome battery near the Gaza border where she was briefed by IDF officials.
In addition, Haley met with Israeli officials including Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Haley told reporters she had been in touch with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, but the two were unable to meet.
The 49-year-old Haley, who was previously governor of South Carolina, fueled rumors of a presidential campaign in 2024 with the launch of a political action committee last January called Stand for America.
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