Exclusive Update on Jerusalem Voting in UN from Nikki Haley
The General Assembly of the U.N. passed a resolution revoking Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Clearly, U.S. was not pleased with this. Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., made a speech on Thursday. She addressed the General Assembly’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s decision.
She described this resolution as an attack on U.S.’s sovereignty. “The United States will remember this day, on which it was singled out for an attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation,” she said.
She further continued that the U.N. had chosen to ignore the contributions made by the U.S. and disrespect it by passing a resolution against their decision. She said, “When a nation is singled out for the attack on this organization, that nation is disrespected. What’s more, that nation is asked to pay for the privilege of being disrespected.”
Haley warned them of the financial consequences of the opposition. She threatened that this disrespect would not be forgotten while making future contributions to the U.N. She indicated that the vote would be remembered and argued that U.S. had the right to demand more from the U.N. to promote their interests as they had contributed a good amount to the interests of the U.N.
Later, even the U.S. President, Donald Trump, threatened to cut off the supplies of the countries who supported the resolution to revoke his decision. “Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” he said.