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Nikki Haley Announces $285 Million Reduction to U.N. Funding

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US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley waves towards Internally Displaced People (IDP) while she is being evacuated by her protection force, following a demonstration at the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) in Juba, South Sudan, on October 25, 2017. Nikki Haley arrived in Juba on October 25, seeking a solution to a nearly four-year conflict that has created a devastating humanitarian crisis. Haley, the most senior official sent to Africa by the Trump administration, is on a tour that has also taken her to Ethiopia and will include Democratic Republic of Congo

 

The Christmas Eve statement reads in full:

Today, the United Nations agreed on a budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. ‎Among a host of other successes, the United States negotiated a reduction of over $285 million off the 2016-2017 final budget. In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key U.S. priorities throughout the world, and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system.

“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known. 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 UN – 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.

Haley’s statement comes after the U.N. voted to condemn the United States for President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The resolution, backed by nations with long records of extreme human rights abuses, passed 128-9 last Thursday. Haley immediately responded by threatening to reduce America’s U.N. funding.

 

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Nikki Haley to Hold Reception for Countries Who Snubbed U.N. Jerusalem Resolution

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  • “The Honorable Nikki R. Haley … invites you to a reception to thank you for your friendship to the United States”

 

 

The invitation to the Jan. 3 reception, a copy of which was obtained by Breitbart News, was sent to the 65 countries who either rejected, abstained from, or declined to vote on the resolution that censured the U.S. for President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

“The Honorable Nikki R. Haley … invites you to a reception to thank you for your friendship to the United States,” the invite for the Jan. 3 reception says.

The nonbinding resolution, which passed 128-9, expressed “deep regret” at the call made by President Trump, and calls on “all States to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City of Jerusalem.” 35 countries abstained and 21 countries did not turn up to vote.

 

Read more: Nikki Haley to Hold Reception for 65 Countries Who Snubbed U.N. Jerusalem Resolution…

‘thank you for your friendship to the United States’

 

NIKKI HALEY WARNING TO U.N. AFTER VOTE CONDEMNING U.S. OVER JERUSALEM: ‘WE WILL REMEMBER THIS VOTE WHEN YOU ASK FOR FUNDING’

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  • U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley: “America will put our embassy in Jerusalem, that is what the American people want us to do, and it is the right thing to do. No vote at the United Nations will make any difference on that, but this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the U.N. and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the U.N. and this vote will be remembered.”
  • We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations and we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit,”

 

“The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation,” Haley said in remarks to the assembly in New York.

“We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations and we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit,” she warned.

The resolution, which passed 128-9, expressed “deep regret” at the call made by President Trump, and calls on “all States to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City of Jerusalem.” It was sponsored by Turkey and Yemen and comes after the U.S. vetoed a similar resolution at the Security Council. The U.S. does not hold veto power at the General Assembly.

 

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… Haley’s remarks emphasized democratic accountability and took a possible swipe at countries that oppose the U.S., countries which are frequently lacking in such accountability. She warned:

America will put our embassy in Jerusalem, that is what the American people want us to do, and it is the right thing to do. No vote at the United Nations will make any difference on that, but this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the U.N. and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the U.N. and this vote will be remembered.

Haley’s remarks come a day after President Trump also warned about pulling money from “nations that take our money and vote against us.”

“They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars then vote against us, well we’re watching those votes,” he said. “Let them vote against us; we’ll save a lot. We don’t care.”

Read more: U.N. Condemns U.S. for Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

…Haley Threatens to Yank Funding…

‘This Vote Will Be Remembered’…, Does Not Vote Against

 

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DEMOCRAT CHICAGO WANTS U.N. TROOPS TO PATROL THEIR STREETS AND STOP THE BLACK ‘GENOCIDE’

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Richard Boykin

 

  • Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin flew to New York on Thursday to discuss what he described as a “quiet genocide” in Chicago’s black community with the U.N.’s assistant secretary-general for peacebuilding support, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco.
  • Boykin: “We have to do something — black people in Chicago make up 30 percent of the population but 80 percent of those who are killed by gun violence.”

 

 

President Donald Trump’s implicit threat to put the National Guard on the streets of Chicago to tackle the city’s violence problem attracted widespread ridicule earlier this year.

But if the soldiers were instead wearing the sky blue helmets of United Nations peacekeepers there might not be such a problem, according to Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, who flew to New York on Thursday to discuss what he described as a “quiet genocide” in Chicago’s black community with the U.N.’s assistant secretary-general for peacebuilding support, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco.

 

“The United Nations has a track record of protecting minority populations,” Boykin told Inc. before his meeting. “There was tribal warfare between the Tutsis and the Hutus in Africa, and they deployed peacekeeping troops there to help save those populations and reduce the bloodshed. We have to do something — black people in Chicago make up 30 percent of the population but 80 percent of those who are killed by gun violence.”

Asked how that might differ from sending in the National Guard, Boykin said, “The difference is, I’m not so sure that the National Guard is so used to peacekeeping and a peacekeeping role: The U.N. is trained in this.”

You’d welcome foreign troops on the streets of Austin, North Lawndale, Englewood and Roseland, commissioner?

“I’m talking about whoever the U.N. would decide to send in,” Boykin responded, adding, “I think that the assistant secretary-general may have some ideas outside of sending in troops. He may have some ideas about how we get to peace in these communities.

“We can’t wait for the mayor to put another 1,000 police officers on the streets, and I’m not so sure that’s going to be the panacea, anyhow,” said Boykin, who added that he wanted local officials to sit down together to come up with a solution.

“It’s been a total devastation of the African-American community,” he said.

Read more: Bring in the U.N. to solve Chicagogenocide,’ Boykin says –

WHAT! STATE DEPT. PICKS HIJAB-WEARING MUSLIM GIRL TO REPRESENT AMERICAN YOUTH AT U.N.

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Drain the State swap. This is how the State department sees our future.

State Department picks hijab-wearing Somali Muslim to represent American youth at UN

Here is yet more evidence that the State Department is a swamp that has yet to be drained, and may never be drained.

Munira Khalif may be a wonderful U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations, even if her statement here is full of the expected platitudes (“empower,” “diversity,” “globalized world,” etc.). But she was clearly chosen for her symbolic value. She is a living, walking symbol of the State Department’s anxiousness to show that the United States is not “Islamophobic.” She is a demonstration of the State Department’s determination to “empower” Muslims and show our “diversity,” so as to refute the jihadist narrative that the U.S. is at war with Islam, which will keep Muslims in the U.S. from becoming “alienated” and joining the jihad.

The whole idea is based on the assumption that Muslims turn to jihad because of the injustices suffered by Muslims at the hand of the U.S., and so if the U.S. is nice to Muslims, the jihad will end. This is based on completely ignoring the teachings about jihad in the Qur’an and Sunnah, and so is doomed to failure, but that doesn’t keep the deep state State Department wonks from trying and trying, again and again.

 

 

 

 

WOW! PRES. TRUMP FIRST U.N. SPEECH A GRAND SLAM: ATTACKS ‘ROCKET MAN’ KIM JONG UN, IRAN AND SOCIALISM – DEAD SILENCE

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  • ‘Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime’
  • ‘The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States have ever implemented’
  •  ‘The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been faithfully implemented’
  • In America, the people govern, the people rule and the people are sovereign. I was elected not to take power, but to give power to the American people where it belongs.” ( http://bit.ly/2ybr2tI )
  • President Trump: “We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government … In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone. But rather let it shine as an example for everyone to watch.”

 

From Daily Mail:

President Donald Trump began his first speech to the UN Tuesday with a vow to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea‘s Kim Jong-un if his regime threatens the United States, as he talked up the ‘vast military power’ of the United States.

‘Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime,’ Trump warned gathered world leaders, picking up a derisive term from one of his tweets over the weekend.

Trump began his remarks at the United Nations with a brash statement of U.S. military might as he defended his ‘America first’ agenda to a group of world leaders.

Read more: ‘Rocket Man is on a suicide mission’: Trump says he will ‘destroy’ Kim Jong-Un if he threatens America – then turns up the heat on Iran in his first speech to the United Nations

Listening intently: The Iranian representative kept his eyes down as Trump went for the jugular against the 'embarrassment' of the nuclear deal Obama negotiated 

 

Trump on Obama-Iran deal:

President Trump: The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States have ever implemented. Frankly that deal is an embarrassment to the United States.

‘The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. It has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos,’ Trump said.

‘The longest suffering victims of Iran’s leaders are, in fact, its own people. Rather than use its resources to improve Iranian lives, its oil profits go to fund Hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors.’

 

 

 

Trump denounces socialism:

President Donald Trump: The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. (long pause) From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venuzela, wherever socialism or communism has been adopted it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure.

 

TRUMP: SLASH $10 BILLION BUDGET FOR UNITED NATIONS IN HALF

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( Breitbart ) President Donald Trump has instructed the State Department to slash its $10 billion budget for funding United Nations programs by as much as 50 percent, Foreign Policy is reporting.

The article said the move is “signaling an unprecedented retreat by [the] administration from international operations that keep the peace, provide vaccines for children, monitor rogue nuclear weapons programs, and promote peace talks from Syria to Yemen.”

FP used three unnamed sources for its report, which also called Trump’s directive “draconian measures” taken ahead of the planned release on Thursday of his 2018 federal budget proposal.

The budget “is expected to include cuts of up to 37 percent for spending on the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign assistance programs, including the U.N., in next year’s budget,” according to the report, which went on:

It remains unclear whether the full extent of the steeper U.N. cuts will be reflected in the 2018 budget, which will be prepared by the White House Office of Management and Budget, or whether, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has proposed, the cuts would be phased in over the coming three years. One official close to the Trump administration said Tillerson has been given flexibility to decide how the cuts would be distributed.

Richard Gowan, a U.N. expert at the European Council on Foreign Relations, told FP these budget cuts would create “chaos

 

READ MORE: Report: Trump Commands State Department to Slash UN Funding in Half