Haley suggests action on Iran missiles could save nuke deal

Haley suggests action on Iran missiles could save nuke deal
President Donald Trump, joined by U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, right, speaks during a lunch with the United Nations Security Council in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says the United States is encouraging other U.N. Security Council countries to set aside the nuclear deal loathed by President Donald Trump and focus on cracking down on Iran’s missiles and other non-nuclear transgressions.

Haley is speaking to reporters after bringing fellow Security Council ambassadors on a field trip to Washington. She says the U.S. campaign to encourage other countries to denounce Iran’s non-nuclear activities is working.

Haley says other nations are starting to realize that if they don’t call Iran out for violating U.N. Security Council resolutions, the United States will determine the nuclear deal “is a sham.” She’s suggesting tough action by the global community to address those violations could be reason for the U.S. to stay in the deal.