Washington responds after Jerusalem vote, cuts budget to UN

Katrina Barker
December 25, 2017

On Thursday's broadcast of the Fox Business Network's "Intelligence Report", Fox News strategic analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) argued that while the United States could have handled the United Nation's Jerusalem voter better than it did, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley "may end up as our first female president".

In 2015, the United States Agency for International Development put its total fiscal year spending in Nigeria at $355,728,911.

This woman with principles, who is centered and has convictions, deserves praise for being a light amongst the darkness at the United Nations. "We're not going to be taken advantage of any longer". This historic reduction in spending - in addition to many other moves toward a more efficient and accountable United Nations - is a big step in the right direction.

"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.

The US now provides about 22 percent of the annual budget, or about $3.3 billion per year, according to PolitiFact.

"HCBA welcomes the backing of the resolution, calling USA to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, by 128 countries of the world, at theUNGA despite the threatening given by USA President Donald Trumpto cut off financial aid to countries which may vote in favour of the resolution."The Bar Association further observed that 'if America has any respect for the world opinion, it should, immediately drop its idea of shifting its embassy from Tal-Aviv to Jerusalem and not to endanger the world peace by sticking to its immoral and illegal decision". But there is not yet a decision made", Erdoğan said.

"Well, we're watching those votes".

The US President told reporters at the White House, "All of these nations that take our money and then they vote against us at the Security Council or they vote against us, potentially, at the Assembly, they take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars and then they vote against us". Let them vote against us; we will save a lot. "We don't care", the President said at the time.

He added that the good Americans are exhausted of being taken advantage of, "well, we're not going to be taken advantage of any longer".

"In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN's bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key USA priorities throughout the world, and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the United Nations system".

The US decision was met with several angry reactions from the Islamic world.

She also put up a list on Twitter, thanking countries who didn't defy the United States decision. That is what the American people want us to do and it is the right thing to do.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the US veto of Egypt's draft resolution over Jerusalem on Monday. Erdoğan and other top Turkish officials have been at the worldwide forefront opposing the USA move.

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