U.S. Mission To U.N. Internal Memo Outlines Ambassador Haley’s Proposal To Make Foreign Aid Conditional On Nations’ Support For U.S. At U.N., Returns On Investments
Foreign Policy: Haley: Vote With U.S. at U.N. or We’ll Cut Your Aid
“U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is proposing a sweeping reassessment of U.S. foreign assistance with a view to punishing dozens of poor countries that vote against U.S. policies at the U.N., according to a confidential internal memo drafted by her staff. The move to make foreign aid conditional on political support follows a U.S. decision to cut tens of millions of dollars in assistance to Palestinian refugees, a cut made in retaliation for Palestine’s sponsorship of U.N. resolutions denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Haley now wants to apply a similar principle to decisions about aid to other needy countries…” (Lynch, 3/15).