Ambassador Nikki Haley, returning to the Security Council for the first time since she announced her intention to step down from her position earlier this month, tore into Iran’s alleged use of child soldiers on Thursday and accused the regime of “crony terrorism.”
Her remarks came two days after the Treasury announced sanctions against a network of businesses and financial institutions linked to the Basij Resistance Force -- a wing of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard which the U.S. says uses child soldiers.
Haley accused Iran of using Basij to recruit children to fight in Syria, including Afghan immigrants as young as 14.
In her remarks, Haley described the sanctions against Iran as “broad and deep -- and for good reason” and promised that the U.S. would do all it could to reverse the flow of international money into Iran.
Ahead of the briefing, Danon displayed a document purportedly showing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signing off on payments to terrorists who have killed Israelis.