US cuts aid to UN by $285 million for voting against Jerusalem decision

The United States has negotiated a significant cut in its budget to the United Nations.

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations on Sunday said the U.N.’s 2018-2019 budget would be slashed by about $285 million, which is 25%. The mission said reductions would also be made to the U.N.’s management and support functions.

U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said that the “inefficiency and overspending” of the organization is well-known, and she would not let “the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of.”

She also said that while the mission was pleased with the results of budget negotiations, it would continue to “look at ways to increase the U.N.’s efficiency while protecting our interests.”

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President Dinald Trump and Haley last week, said they will be taking names of countries who vote against them during the ‘Jerualem’ vote at the United Nations last Thursday.

Nigeria was one of the countries that voted against the US.



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