“The United States will not be told by any country where we can put our embassy,” U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told the United Nations Security Council.
The United States will not be told by any country where we can put our embassy. pic.twitter.com/vSmPerYT4q
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) December 18, 2017
In March, the Ambassador told an audience at the AIPAC 2017 Policy conference that, “The days of Israel-bashing are over.”
“I wear heels. It’s not a fashion statement. It’s because if we see something wrong, we’re going to kick them every single time,” Haley told the AIPAC crowd.
The Ambassador is keeping her word.
Her vote representing the United States stood as the lone ‘No’ vote on a U.N. Security Council resolution this week that tried to reject President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Haley called the Security Council’s resolution an “insult” which would not be forgotten.
"What we witnessed here today in the Security Council is an insult. It won’t be forgotten. It’s one more example of the @UN doing more harm than good in addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
-Amb. Haley after vetoing a UNSC resolution on Jerusalem: https://t.co/ipDIorG7KY pic.twitter.com/rhRLzZXWFr
— US Mission to the UN (@USUN) December 18, 2017
“The exercise of the veto is not something the United States does often. We have not done it in more than six years. We do it with no joy, but we do it with no reluctance,” Ambassador Haley said.
“The fact that this veto is being done in defense of American sovereignty and in defense of America’s role in the Middle East peace process is not a source of embarrassment for us; it should be an embarrassment to the remainder of the Security Council,” she said.
“It is highly regrettable that some are trying to distort the President’s position to serve their own agendas,” Haley said.
Haley also warned that the U.S. “will be taking names.”
At the UN we're always asked to do more & give more. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl, abt where to locate OUR embassy, we don't expect those we've helped to target us. On Thurs there'll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names. pic.twitter.com/ZsusB8Hqt4
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) December 19, 2017
Watch the full UN Veto remarks below. The full transcript may be viewed here.
On two occasions in April Ambassador Haley slammed Russia and on one of those occasions, she took aim at both Syria and Iran.
Just after the July 4th Holiday, Haley made remarks at the United Nations on North Korea and warned that anyone trading with North Korea would not be trading with the United States.
“We have great capabilities in the area of trade. President Trump has spoken repeatedly about this. I spoke with him at length about it this morning,” said Haley.
There are countries that are allowing, even encouraging, trade with North Korea in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. Such countries would also like to continue their trade arrangements with the United States,” Haley continued.
“That’s not going to happen,” she said flatly stated. “Our attitude on trade changes when do not take international security threats seriously.”