Al-Monitor – The “sudden” and “enigmatic” resignation by Nikki Haley from her position as US ambassador to the United Nations hit the headlines of most Iranian papers Oct. 10, as they reviewed her anti-Iran stances and particularly her vehement opposition to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Pejoratively describing the US diplomat as “the anti-Iran sheriff,” Reformist paper Etemad recalled her “show” in Washington where she gathered ambassadors to present what she claimed was evidence of Iranian military aid to Yemen’s Houthi fighters. The editorial dug into the roots of Haley’s “blind hostility” toward Iran in her “fervent support for Israel during her youth … a sentiment that she still maintains with no less passion.”
“Haley is too ambitious to think of anything less than the presidency in 2020 or 2024,” Etemad concluded, a prediction that was also raised by Reform-leaning daily Hamdeli.
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