October 15, 2017
United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley says the president’s decertification of the Iran deal sends a strong message to North Korea.
Haley said Sunday, the Trump administration was weighing a response to Iran which would reflect a better deal for both sides.
President Trump did not officially terminate the deal last week, but announced the U.S. would not resume talks with Iran unless radical changes were made and enforced.
Haley said renegotiations with Tehran would greatly impact how the U.S. deals with the nuclear threat out of North Korea.
“It sends the perfect message to North Korea, which is we’re not going to engage in a bad deal,” said Haley. “And should we ever get into a deal, we’re going to hold you accountable–we’re not going to look the other way just because we think we’ve made a deal and not continue to watch it; we have to watch it–that’s part of what we want to do is be tough, be strong and hold anyone accountable.”
Congress has 60 days to decide whether to use sanctions on Iran, which were retracted in the deal.