Nikki Haley: UN To Cut Budget By $285 Million, Increase Accountability

Taking credit for the budget cut America's Indian-origin Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that she negotiated a reduction of over USD 285 million off the 2016-2017 final budget

Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the UN said that "The United States will remember this day", going on to mention that this action will influence how the U.S. gives further contributions to the UN.

The US representative said the plan calls for a $285 million cut for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

"While we are pleased with the results of this year's budget negotiations, you can be sure we'll continue to look at ways to increase the UN's efficiency while protecting our interests", said Ambassador Haley.

On Sunday, Haley said the trimmed-down budget would mean increased discipline and accountability throughout the worldwide organization. "We don't care", Trump stated.

The United States provides for 22 percent of the U.N.'s core budget, and Haley commented in a statement that "inefficiency and overspending" were "well known" at the world agency.

The Trump administration and conservatives have always been eyeing how to reduce United Nations spending.

Triggering protests in several countries, the USA recently announced its decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

According to reports, a resounding number of 128 votes in favour of rejecting the decision and nine against, while 35 countries abstained during a UN General Assembly emergency meeting which also witnessed the approval of a non-binding resolution.

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As reported in the United States and UK media, the American government said it would sanction Nigeria and other countries that voted against its decision. Key US allies like Jordan, Egypt and Iraq voted for the resolution despite being large recipients of military or economic support from the US.

"You know that Israel's representative to the United Nations once said that if Algeria introduced a resolution that the Earth was flat, and that Israel flattened it, it would win by a vote of 120 to 63, with 28 abstentions", Dershowitz said Monday. We'll save a lot.

"Whether there actual bias or not, we will only know in the end", he said.

Trump last week threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that voted in favour of a draft United Nations resolution calling for the U.S.to withdraw its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Trump didn't set any timetable for moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and neither did Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales. Unsurprisingly the vote was referred to as "preposterous" by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "Israel has established very good relations with some central and South American countries".

On Dec. 6, Trump had officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite worldwide opposition, sparking angry demonstrations across the Muslim world.

"I'm not too proud to admit I didn't make the right call on this one", she said in a statement to The Jerusalem Post.

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