Nikki Haley delivers a foreign policy speech on China during a forum at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, US, June 27, 2023.

Nikki Haley Blames Iran, Russia, China for Hamas Attack

Tuesday, 05/28/2024

The former US Ambassador to the United Nations has blamed Iran, Russia and China for their alleged roles in orchestrating the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel.

During a visit to Israeli communities devastated by the attack at the remnants of the destroyed Sderot police station, Nikki Haley cautioned that similar attacks could potentially occur on American soil if vigilance wanes. "If we are arrogant enough,” such an attack “could absolutely happen in America too," she stated.

Haley blamed the coordination of the October 7 attack on Iran, claiming it was assisted by Russian intelligence and financed by Chinese funds. Hamas’s attack on October 7 “was orchestrated by Iran. It was helped with Russian intelligence. And it was fueled by money from China. Don’t deny that,” Haley asserted. 

She further accused China of long-standing financial support to Iran, which in turn facilitated the training and operational planning carried out by Hamas in the attack which saw over 1,200 mostly civilians murdered and over 250 taken hostage.

In a telling revelation last month, an ultra-conservative Iranian political faction admitted that the late Mohammad Reza Zahedi, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria, played a significant role in the planning and execution of the October 7 attacks.

Zahedi, together with his deputy and five other IRGC members, was killed in the airstrike targeting Iran’s consulate in Damascus on April 1. Israel has not confirmed the attack which led to an unprecedented direct attack from Iran in an aerial assault two weeks later.

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