December 26, 2017 – FRN –
As noted by the US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the reduction concerns the final budget of the United Nations for 2016-2017. Haley said that the US “will not allow the United Nations to use the generosity of the American people.”
“The inefficiency and cost overruns of the United Nations are well known, and we will no longer allow the generosity of the American people and maintain uncontrolled spending.”
The permanent representative of the “generous American people” in the United Nations previously directly linked “generosity” to voting in the UN on the resolution on the status of Jerusalem, warning that the US would reduce the financing of the organization if they did not get the desired result.
This is indeed what happened at the UN General Assembly on December 21: 128 countries opposed the unilateral actions of the United States. As a result, the United States and Israel were supported only by countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo.