Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on the statements by the US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, that America’s low support in the world organization is unacceptable.
Haley said that the United States pays 22% to the UN budget – more than the three subsequent donor countries combined. But, in spite of this, other countries support the US only in 31% of cases. The American diplomat called this “unacceptable response to investment” of the United States.
“Nikki Haley, a representative of the US, admitted that this state buys international solidarity, and loyalty has a very specific price. It’s terrible for the world, when it’s in the hands of such people, ” Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page.
As previously reported, United States compiled a list of countries voting in the UN General Assembly in accordance with the position of Washington, as well as those who in most cases contradict the views of the United States.
According to a US State Department report, last year the UN General Assembly considered 93 draft resolutions. In 31% of cases, the majority of UN GA member states also voted like the US, which is 10% lower than in 2016.
A similar report has been issued by the US State Department for 34 consecutive years.
The ten countries whose decisions in the UN GA votes most often coincided with the United States included Israel, Micronesia, Canada, Marshall Islands, Australia, Great Britain, France, Palau, Ukraine, Czech Republic. The list of countries whose views on the documents considered in the UN General Assembly differed as far as possible from the US were Zimbabwe, Burundi, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, North Korea, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Bolivia and South Africa.