UPDATED 6:57 AM PT — Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is urging President Trump to toughen up sanctions on Iran.
While speaking at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, D.C. Monday, Haley said the U.S. should abandon oil waivers for Iran’s trading partners.
She stressed the Ayatollah regime must face greater economic pressure amid its ongoing destabilizing activities in the Middle East.
Oil waivers have allowed several countries, including Iraq and India, to continue buying Iranian oil amid a U.S. embargo. This has kept oil prices low.
For his part, Texas Senator Ted Cruz echoed Haley’s remarks by saying oil waivers must end.