President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Saturday said that U.S. sanctions on Iran are leading to economic pain that could lead to a “successful revolution,” contrasting with administration comments that government change in Tehran is not U.S. policy.
“I don’t know when we’re going to overthrow them,” said Giuliani, who spoke in his own capacity though he is a Trump ally, at an Iran Uprising Summit held by the Organization of Iranian-American Communities, which opposes Tehran’s government. “It could be in a few days, months, a couple of years. But it’s going to happen,” Giuliani told a crowd at a hotel in Times Square.
The Hill reports:
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that the Trump administration “is not looking to do regime change in Iran,” contradicting President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who said the U.S. would “overthrow” the Iranian government.
“We’re not looking to do regime change anywhere. What we are looking to do is protect Americans, protect our allies,” Haley said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Trump earlier this year announced he would pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal, which provided Tehran billions of dollars in sanctions relief in exchange for limits on its nuclear program.