Republican presidential contender and former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that President Joe Biden’s foreign policy had empowered Iran to expand Hamas and strengthen Hezbollah.
What Hamas did was much more thuggish, cruel, and evil,” Haley remarked, saying that the Iranian regime’s support for these people is despicable. She asked what action President Biden had taken in the past other than groveling to rejoin the Iran agreement.
Haley said it was Obama who provided Iran with the resources it needed to bolster Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Houthis, all engaged in spreading terrorism.
Biden, for his part, has eased up on the punishments. She said Biden paid the ransom for the hostages, which was $6 billion.
Haley lashed out at Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday for rejecting a connection between the Biden administration’s prisoner swap arrangement, which unfroze the $6 billion.
Haley said we must be resolute; we must have Israel’s back; and remember that as horrific as these images are, we must also have Israel’s back when they strike back.
In the prisoner exchange agreement concluded last month, the United States agreed to let Iran access funds for humanitarian purposes alone.
Conservatives like New Jersey’s ex-governor Chris Christie and Florida’s Ron DeSantis have maintained that currency can be used wherever.
Haley, who served as US ambassador to the UN under the Trump administration from 2017 to 2018, has shown off her international experience and expertise while campaigning.
She has always portrayed herself as an unwavering supporter of Israel and a ferocious foe of Iran.
Haley expressed her concern over Iran’s claim that the southern border is the most straightforward entry point into the United States.
Within minutes of the news of Hamas’ rampage becoming public, Haley said it “was an attack on America as well as Israel.”