Haley Urges UN to Confront Iran’s ‘Destructive Conduct’

US Ambassador Nikki Haley addresses a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea, Monday Sept. 4, 2017 at UN headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
US Ambassador Nikki Haley addresses a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea, Monday Sept. 4, 2017 at UN headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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Haley Urges UN to Confront Iran’s ‘Destructive Conduct’

US Ambassador Nikki Haley addresses a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea, Monday Sept. 4, 2017 at UN headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
US Ambassador Nikki Haley addresses a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea, Monday Sept. 4, 2017 at UN headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

US Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to adopt the Trump administration's comprehensive approach to Iran and address all aspects of its "destructive conduct" — not just the 2015 nuclear deal.

She told the council that Iran "has repeatedly thumbed its nose" at council resolutions aimed at addressing Iranian support for terrorism and regional conflicts and has illegally supplied weapons to armed groups in Yemen and Hezbollah in Syria and Lebanon.

Haley cited a long list of Iranian violations, including threatening freedom of navigation, cyberattacks, imprisonment of journalists and other foreigners, and abuses of its people by persecuting some religions.

According to the Associated Press, she called Iran's most threatening act its repeated ballistic missile launches.

"This should be a clarion call to everyone in the United Nations," Haley said, warning that when Tehran starts down the path of ballistic missiles, “we will soon have another North Korea on our hands."

Haley said the Security Council has the opportunity to change its policy toward Iran.

"I sincerely hope it will take this chance to defend not only the resolutions but peace, security and human rights in Iran," she said.

"Judging Iran by the narrow confines of the nuclear deal misses the true nature of the threat," Haley stressed. "Iran must be judged in totality of its aggressive, destabilizing and unlawful behavior.”



Military Intelligence Officer Reportedly Injured in Moscow Car Bomb Attack

A group of Rosgvardia (National Guard) servicemen and people with umbrellas walk under the rain through Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
A group of Rosgvardia (National Guard) servicemen and people with umbrellas walk under the rain through Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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Military Intelligence Officer Reportedly Injured in Moscow Car Bomb Attack

A group of Rosgvardia (National Guard) servicemen and people with umbrellas walk under the rain through Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
A group of Rosgvardia (National Guard) servicemen and people with umbrellas walk under the rain through Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

A car bomb injured an officer from Russia's military intelligence agency in northern Moscow on Wednesday, the Kommersant newspaper reported.
Russia's interior ministry said that two people were injured in a blast caused by the detonation of an unidentified device, adding a criminal case had been opened.
The explosion ripped through a Toyota Land Cruiser shortly after the officer and an unidentified woman got into the vehicle, according to Russian media which showed footage of the explosion.
Kommersant, one of Russia's leading newspapers, said that the injured man served in the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, widely referred to as GRU.
Baza, which has sources in Russia's security services, also said the injured man was a GRU officer.
State news agency TASS said that an officer and his wife had been injured in the blast. The man's feet were blown off, according to TASS. Five other cars were damaged in the blast, the agency said.
Reuters was unable to independently verify the reports.