Nikki Haley: Israel getting bullied by the United Nations

Mar 06, 2018, 12:45 IST | IANS

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has slammed the UN saying that the international body has bullied Israel, the media reported

Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has slammed the UN saying that the international body has bullied Israel, the media reported. "At the UN and throughout the UN agencies, Israel does get bullied. It gets bullied because the countries that don't like Israel are used to being able to get away with it," Haley said at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on Monday.

"That just doesn't sit well with me.. The UN spends more than half of its time singling out one country. We will not stand for it any longer." Haley's comments coincided with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House earlier on Monday, reports The Hill magazine.

Trump revealed during the meeting that he may visit Jerusalem in May for the opening of the recently moved US embassy. "We're looking at coming. If I can, I will," Trump said, adding that the embassy would be "built very quickly".

The President announced late last year the US would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, leading to international uproar over Washington recognizing the holy city as Israel's capital. The move defied the global community, which has traditionally recognised Tel Aviv as the Israeli capital.

Haley has been one of the staunchest supporters of Trump's decision to move the embassy, The Hill magazine reported. "Jerusalem was, is and always will be Israel's capital," Haley said on Monday.

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

Trending Video

Tags

world news

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Everything you need to know about the newly crowned Miss World 2018

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK