Nikki Haley Fires Back At Iran: ‘Every Conflict That We Have, We See Iran’s Fingerprints’

Virginia Kruta | Associate Editor

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley fired back at Iran during a brief interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday’s “State of the Union.”

“Every conflict that we have, we see Iran’s fingerprints,” she said. “Whether it’s in Yemen, Iraq, whether we’re looking at what’s happening in Syria …”


Haley was responding to the fact that Iran is blaming several other nations — including the U.S. — for a gunman who opened fire on a military parade, killing 29 people on Saturday.

“You’ve got a lot of rhetoric coming from Rouhani,” Haley began, reaffirming the U.S. position against all terrorist attacks. “The United States condemns any terrorist attack anywhere, period. We’ve always stood by that.”

But then Haley turned the heat on Rouhani, suggesting that after years of oppression, Iran’s problems might be coming from within.

“Rouhani needs to look at his own home base. Iranian people are protesting. Every ounce of money that goes into Iran goes into the military. He has oppressed his people for a long time,” Haley explained. “He needs to look at his own base to figure out where that’s coming from. I think the Iranian people have had enough and that’s where all of this is coming from. Having said that, he can blame us all he wants. The thing he needs to do is look in the mirror.”

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