USA announces $285M cut in 2018-19 United Nations operating budget

Defeat of globalism is big story of 2017

Reacting to the UN resolution, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, had said, "Unlike some UN member countries, the United States government is answerable to its people; as such, we have an obligation to acknowledge when our political and financial capital is being poorly spent".

Haley's statement comes after the U.N. voted to condemn the United States for President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The UN vote last week, in which a resounding majority of member states declared Trump's move to be null and void, constituted "a worldwide vote of no confidence" in the USA president, "from which Israel will suffer the next time it seeks to draft the global community to some joint effort against Iran or any other enemy", stated the analysis, published on the weekend.

Trump's Jerusalem move was rejected despite threats by the U.S. leader to eliminate financial aid to member states who would vote against his decision.

The U.N.'s operating budget is separate from its peacekeeping budget, which was cut by $600 million this year, under pressure from President Donald Trump, AFP reported.

'The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known, ' Haley said.

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Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA), in a statement here December 22 described the resolution as a moral victory of Palestinian people and a setback to the American imperialism and hegemony in the world.

The remaining 21 countries did not turn up for the non-binding resolution.

"Well, we're watching those votes", he added.

In July, Trump had promised $639m in aid to assist people facing starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

Haley also threatened during her speech at the Security Council December 18 that she will use veto power during the voting to defend her country's sovereignty and the peace process in the Middle East.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales (l.) shakes hands Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a joint press conference in Jerusalem.

. "Israel has established very good relations with some central and South American countries. But this vote will make a difference to how Americans look at the United Nations and on how we look at countries (that) disrespect us in the United Nations and this vote will be remembered". The main reason for the success of the resolution against Trump was the Jerusalem is a holy site for multiple religions and recognising it as the capital of Israel would make it a de facto Jewish city. "Those are the thoughts that come to mind when we consider the resolution before us today".

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