United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced a “historic reduction” of the UN budget this weekend, saying the US was prepared to slash the American-sponsored funds by over $285 million.
Hailing the reduction as a “big step in the right direction,” Haley slammed the international organization’s bloated budget and systemic inefficiencies, saying “we will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked.”
“This historic reduction in spending – in addition to many other moves toward a more efficient and accountable U.N. – is a big step in the right direction,” she added.
Last week, the UN overwhelmingly voted to symbolically “rescind” the Trump administration’s historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The lop-sided vote, 138-9 with 41 abstentions, saw key US allies siding against the Trump administration and Israel; France, the United Kingdom, South Korea, and others all opposed Trump’s decision to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.