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USA slashes United Nations budget by $ 285mn

18 January 2018

Washington's resolve became clear when the United States permanent representative to the UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley, issued a statement, copy of which was sent to this correspondent, that the USA had succeeded in achieving cuts exceeding US$285 million in negotiations culminating in an agreement that would peg the UN budget for 2018-19 to US$5.4 billion. Guterres has proposed capping the United Nations biennial budget at $5.4 billion, shaving off $200 million from the 2016-17 budget.

"You know, you sit and listen to Nikki Haley, a representative of the United States of America, and it's breathtaking that she would actually threaten to cut off aid and support, and humanitarian aid", Scarborough said. "People of the united states, people that live here, our great citizens that love this country, they are exhausted of this country being taken advantage of and we are not going to be taken advantage of any longer", Trump said.

Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut funding to countries that supported a United Nations resolution rejecting his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. At the end of the vote on December 21, the diplomat threatened stating that her country would remember the vote of the 128 countries in favor of the United Nations resolution, "when [it] will be asked again to make the largest financial contribution" to the UN.

For many years, Uncle Sam has been paying 22 percent of the body's annual operating budget, costing us $1.2 billion in 2017-2018.

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"I think Nikki Haley may end up as our first female president", Peters said.

The US will reduce its funding to the United Nations (UN) by some $285 million. Without exception, President Trump stood up against the incessant pressure by other countries against the United States.

I share the sentiments of many of you that it would be awfully satisfying to have the US quit the United Nations and tell it to get the hell out of our country.

The US and United Nations agreed to cuts to "bloated management and support functions" and adjusted budgets for Darfur and Haiti, a US official told CNN.

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At the same time, it's the U.N.'s long-stated position that the status of Jerusalem must be resolved through negotiations between Israel and Palestinians, and that a two-state solution is required for lasting peace.

We hope this is just the start of a fearless new American independence and a return to USA world leadership.

"This reflects a bias in the administration that we see elsewhere in its foreign policy", said John Glaser, director of foreign policy at the libertarian Cato Institute. Voting against the United States were several of the top recipients of USA foreign aid such as Egypt, Iraq and Afghanistan. "We'll save a lot".

Trump's decision on Jerusalem reversed decades of US policy and a 50-year worldwide consensus on the status of the city sacred to the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths. And until Trump took office, every American president has understood that as well. The US leadership expects UN member-nations to agree to Israeli occupation of Palestine land and killing and oppression of Palestinians at the hands of Israeli forces. United Nations watchers predict an overwhelming majority of member states will approve a symbolic resolution expressing displeasure at America's decision to relocate its embassy in Israel.

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USA slashes United Nations budget by $ 285mn