New US Envoy Says Trump Goal at UN Is to Show US Strength
New US Ambassador Nikki Haley arrived at the United Nations on Friday announcing a new way the US does business: The Trump administration\'s goal is to show US strength, speak out, and defend its allies _ and as for countries opposing America, \"We\'re taking names.\"
UNITED NATIONS: New US Ambassador Nikki Haley arrived at the United Nations on Friday announcing a new way the US does business: The Trump administration's goal is to show US strength, speak out, and defend its allies _ and as for countries opposing America, "We're taking names."
The former South Carolina governor said the United States will respond "accordingly" to opponents.
Haley spoke to the news media immediately after she walked into UN headquarters for the first time, saying "it's a thrill to be here" and declaring that at the US Mission to the United Nations, "You are gonna see a change in the way we do business. It's no longer about working harder, it's about working smarter."
In the halls of UN headquarters, the Trump administration's approach to the 193-member world organization has been a subject of non-stop diplomatic discussion, speculation and concern.
The United States is a permanent veto-wielding member of the UN Security Council, the UN's most powerful body, and pays 22 per cent of its regular budget and over 28 per cent of the costs of its far-flung peacekeeping operations.
Haley said President Donald Trump wants her to put "fresh eyes" on the United Nations. "Everything that's working we're going to make it better," she said.
"Everything that's not working we're going to try to fix, and anything that seems to be obsolete and not necessary we're going to do away with."