Under the nuclear deal and the related US law, the president must tell Congress every 90 days whether Tehran is complying with its obligations under the deal, in which Iran agreed to roll back its nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanctions relief.
That law, written by Democratic Sen.
"We must consider the whole jigsaw puzzle".
Haley described the JCPOA as a "very flawed and very limited agreement" that was "designed to be too big to fail".
"We will stay in a deal as long as it protects the security of the United States", she said.
Critically, included in this supposed "non-nuclear" activity is the IRGC's ongoing development of ballistic missile technology. President Trump has recertified Iran's compliance with deal twice since his inauguration, most recently in July. "The Iranian nuclear deal was created to be too big to fail". She will draw a distinction between the provisions of the "flawed" deal and the requirements of the USA law compelling the president to determine "whether the Iran deal is appropriate, proportionate, and in our national security interests".
"#IAEA verification of Iran compliance with JCPOA is based on terms of agreement; not the ulterior motives of United States officials, nor of lobbyists", Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif wrote Saturday on Twitter.
The next deadline will come in October and Trump has already said that he thinks by then the United States will declare Iran to be non-compliant. "The result is that for advocates of the deal, everything in our relationship with the Iranian regime must now be subordinated to the preservation of the agreement".
Former Obama administration Iran hands mocked the speech, saying that however Trump frames abandonment of the deal, the USA will be blamed.
Haley on Tuesday said that she did not know what decision Trump would make.
She said the crisis with nuclear-armed North Korea foreshadowed what could happen if Iran secretly develops nuclear arms. The president told Wall Street Journal last month, "I think they will be non-compliant". She argued both United Nations resolutions and USA law should be considered as well.
Iran on Tuesday dismissed US demands for the inspection of Iranian military sites by the UN nuclear watchdog, shrugging off a request by America's ambassador to the UN as only a "dream". As to who is advising her on Iran, "This seems to stem from her inner circle", said one official, speaking not for attribution.
In an op-ed published by The Algemeiner on Monday, Haley confronted Iran in a different realm: its backing of the Lebanese Shia terrorist organization Hezbollah. That penalty is the reimposition of sanctions.
In those circumstances, she said, "Congress then has 60 days to consider whether to reimpose sanctions on Iran". "Think about that. There is an absurdly circular logic to enforcement of this deal".
President Trump and Congress need to exercise their constitutional responsibility to move the center of gravity back where it belongs.
Congress conducted a bruising debate in August 2015 over whether or not to vote against the agreement - a vote that drew Israel's government into American politics and challenged many senior Democrats to buck the leader of their own party. Haley didn't appear to see any problem with that.
Danielle Pletka, vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, who moderated a question-and-answer session after Ms. Haley's speech, said the ambassador should be given credit for publicly laying out the administration's thinking on Iran.