US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told Fox News on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s new sanctions on Iran were “suffocating” the Tehran regime and the administration would not permit the Islamic Republic “to have any nuclear programs.”
Speaking with anchor Bret Baier, Haley asserted that Iran was “feeling the pain” from Trump’s sanctions, enacted in August.
“They feel weak and we are suffocating them to the point that they have to address ballistic missiles; they have to address their support on terrorism,” Haley said.
She added that the US was fully behind ongoing anti-regime protests in Iran.
“Our focus right now is on the Iranian people,” she stated. “I mean, they have protested, they have spoken out, they have said they want a better life.”