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Haley to press IAEA on Iran deal compliance

The US ambassador to the United Nations and rising Republican star has been sharply critical of Tehran.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley testifies to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on "Advancing U.S. Interests at the United Nations" in Washington, U.S., June 28, 2017.   REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS18ZKK

WASHINGTON — Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations, will travel to Vienna next week to discuss the US government’s concerns about the Iran nuclear deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The high-profile visit comes as the former South Carolina governor has staked out a hard line on Iran and sharply pro-Israel positions, perhaps with an eye to her own future political ambitions.

Haley will hold meetings with IAEA leaders and experts in Vienna on Wednesday, the US mission to the UN confirmed to Al-Monitor. “She will meet with IAEA leadership, Iran safeguards experts and others,” a spokesperson said.

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