US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says Washington is not seeking to overthrow Iran’s government, denying claims by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani that the US favored a “revolution” in Iran.
“The United States is not looking to do a regime change in Iran,” Haley told CNN on Sunday. “We’re not looking to do regime change anywhere.”
Giuliani, Trump’s attorney and former mayor of New York City, told an anti-Iran event on Saturday that Trump’s policy of economic pressure and sanctions against Tehran could spur on a regime change.
“I don’t know when we’re going to overthrow them,” Giuliani said during the so-called Iran Uprising Summit at a hotel in Times Square. “It could be in a few days, months, a couple of years. But it’s going to happen.”
Giuliani’s remarks went against the Trump administration’s declared policy of not seeking a change of government in Iran despite…