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Updated On: Sunday, 22 September 2019

Nikki Haley Presser

Content by: South-South News

5 September 2018, New York, USA | South-South News — United States Ambassador Nikki Haley today (4 Sep) said President Donald Trump “is very adamant that we have to start making sure that Iran is falling in line with international order like every other country.”

Haley said, “we continue to see them need engage in things that are not helpful, and whether it’s in Lebanon, and whether it’s in Yemen, whether we are looking in Syria, all of these issues, we continue to see one factor that is exactly the same, and that’s the presence of Iran,” and added, “I understand that there are some members who find that uncomfortable to talk about it, and I personally think that when we talk about things that are uncomfortable in the Security Council, good things happen.”

Turning to the situation in Palestine, the US Ambassador said the United States is “not cutting aid to the Palestinians” but instead cutting aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) who she said, “is not serving Palestinians” but is “a political arm that claims to serve Palestinians.”

On Syria, Haley said it was “a tragic situation” and added that if the government and its allies “want to continue to go the route of taking over Syria, they can do that, but they cannot do it with chemical weapons.”

On Security Council sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the US Ambassador said, “it flies in the face of the international community for Russia and China to not follow the same rules as everyone else. And we have to make sure that they know they are not exempt on their relationship with North Korea compared to every other country. We are all in this together. They can’t all of a sudden decide to jump ship.”

Turning to Myanmar and the situation of the Rohingya minority, she said “we still have a government that is in denial. And there is still a military that refuses to be held accountable, and so we see Burma as a serious issue. You combine that with the two reporters yesterday that just for covering the issues in Burma, they are now being, they were sentenced to seven years in prison, so we will get even more loud about that as well.”

On US efforts to bring the situation in Nicaragua to the Council’s agenda, Haley said, “there have been reports of hundreds of civilian casualties and arbitrary detentions by President Ortega’s security forces. It is important that the world hears the latest on the balance in Nicaragua. It is critical that the Security Council be briefed on the situation on the ground, how the political dialogue is going, and what the Organization of American States is doing to help the situation.”

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