Nikki Haley Urges the Biden Administration to Refuse the Iranian President’s Visa

After learning that Iranian operatives planned to assassinate top U.S. officials, former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley is urging the Biden administration to refuse the Iranian president’s request for a visa to visit to the UN General Assembly next month, Fox News has informed.

Ebrahim Raisi, the president of Iran, is requesting a visa so that he can attend the summit of world leaders in New York the following month.

However, Haley asserts that this request must be turned down in light of the Justice Department’s announcement of charges against an Iranian member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for an alleged role in a plan to kill former national security adviser John Bolton.

IRGC Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a strike in January 2020, and the FBI has named Shahram Poursafi as a suspect in the alleged conspiracy to kill Bolton.

Poursafi allegedly offered $300,000 to pay someone to kill Bolton using encrypted messaging applications and hinted at a $1 million offer for a future “task.”

Since then, it has been reported that Mike Pompeo, a former secretary of state and another prominent pro-Iran hawk, was also a target.

The Biden administration was allegedly “signaling weakness” toward the Iranian authorities, according to Bolton.

Seven Republican senators demanded earlier this month that President Biden deny Raisi a visa, citing that the United States has previously refused to issue visas to the Iranian ambassador to the United Nations in 2014 and the Iranian foreign minister in 2020.

Haley has frequently criticized the Biden administration’s policy towards Iran, including its efforts to rejoin the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, from which the Trump administration withdrew.

She declared last month that seeking a new agreement was “destructive for America” and “a smack in the face to Israel and our Arab allies.”

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.