Media Outlets Examine U.S. Warnings To U.N. Members Whose Votes Do Not Align With U.S.; South Africa On List Of Countries Least Likely To Vote With U.S. At U.N.
Foreign Policy: Nikki Haley’s Loyalty Test Backfires
“In her first day on the job, Nikki Haley issued a stern warning to her U.N. colleagues from the lobby of U.N. headquarters: back American initiatives at Turtle Bay or face unspecified consequences. There was a new sheriff in town, Haley made clear, and she ‘would be taking names’ of those who crossed the United States. … But Haley’s strategy has failed to broaden support for American positions at the U.N…” (Lynch, 4/30).
Mail & Guardian: U.S. threatens to cut funding to South Africa
“…The U.S. has now compiled its U.N. Voting Practices Report for 2017 and determined exactly which U.N. member states are likely to vote in its favor or against it. South Africa, it found, is among the 10 countries in the U.N. who are least likely to vote with the U.S., and may therefore, Haley argued, be among the countries who are not deserving of American funding…” (Pather, 4/30).