US Envoy to UN Nikki Haley to Iran After Ahvaz Killings: ‘Look in the Mirror’

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, asserted that Tehran is responsible for violent unrest within its borders, as well as across the Middle East.

While the administration of US President Donald Trump previously stated that America condemns “any terrorist attack,” the US ambassador to the UN noted during CNN’s State of the Union program on Sunday that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani should look at his own government for causes of the attack.

“He’s got the Iranian people […] protesting, every ounce of money that goes into Iran goes into his military, he has oppressed his people for a long time and he needs to look at his own base to figure out where that’s coming from,” said Haley. “The thing he’s got to do is look in the mirror,” she added, cited by the BBC.

Haley’s comments came one day after four gunmen attacked a Revolutionary Guard military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz, killing 25, including soldiers and civilians. An anti-government Arab group — Ahvaz National Resistance — and Daesh* claimed responsibility for the brutal killings.

On Sunday, before a flight to a UN session in New York City, Iranian President Rouhani declared that Iran would “not let this crime stand.”

“It is absolutely clear to us who committed this crime […] and whom they are linked to,” Rouhani said, adding that, “the small puppet countries in the region are backed by America, and the US is provoking them and…

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