U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday that Iran is the new China, and that the United States and Iran will continue to work together on counterterrorism and regional issues.
In a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Haley called the Iran nuclear deal a “victory” for peace and said she was looking forward to “continuing the constructive dialogue between our two countries.”
She called the nuclear deal “a victory for peace in the region” and said “the United States will continue its efforts to promote the two countries’ mutual interests.”
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is seen at a news conference with his Iranian counterpart Javad Yaravani in Tehran on March 14, 2021.
(Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)U.S.-Iranian relations have been strained since Rouhani was reelected in May 2018.
The United States, Iran and the United Nations have long been at odds over Tehran’s ballistic missile program, its alleged support for terrorism, and its backing for terrorism.
But in recent months, the two sides have begun working toward an accord on curbing Iran’s nuclear program.
In November, Iran agreed to suspend uranium enrichment at its Natanz nuclear facility.
The next month, the U.NS. agreed to lift restrictions on its Natuiz facility.
The U.K. Foreign Office said Tuesday the U,S.
and the UNA will continue “to work to achieve a full and verifiable nuclear agreement” with Iran.
“The UNA, which is led by Foreign Minister Javad Sarraj, will continue working on this process in close coordination with the United Kingdom,” a spokesman said.
“The UDA and the other negotiating parties will continue their efforts to achieve an agreement that protects the rights of Iranian people and the environment and upholds the agreement’s commitments to transparency and transparency at all stages.”
The two countries also discussed the possibility of an oil embargo, Haley said.
The U.NA is “working to implement the UDA’s decision,” she added.
Iran’s nuclear agreement with world powers in July was hailed as the first nuclear deal in more than a decade.
But a U.B.C. report released in December 2017, which said Iran had only 1,400 kilograms (2,000 pounds) of uranium enriched to a level suitable for nuclear bombs, said that Iran was unlikely to be able to produce that much by 2020.