Nikki Haley negotiates $285M cut in 'bloated' United Nations budget

Analysis: US cuts funds for UN after 'null and void' vote

At a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Trump was quoted by the UK's The Guardian newspaper as saying, "Let them (Nigeria and other countries benefitting from the United States financial aids) vote against us".

According to the Committee on Contributions of the UN General Assembly, the U.S. is the largest financial contributor to the United Nations, providing 22% of the entire UN budget in 2017.

Despite Haley's threats-and her complaint that the USA isn't seeing sufficient return on its "investment"-the U.N. General Assembly voted 128-9 to declare Trump's Jerusalem move "null and void".

Israel joined the U.S.in voting "no".

To thank the 65 countries that did not support a resolution condemning President Donald Trump's position on Jerusalem, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley invited her counterparts from those states to a festive reception. She said that what happened in the Security Council is an insult and won't be forgotten.

In her speech at the emergency vote, Haley noted that the "United States is by far the single largest contributor to the United Nations and its agencies".

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Only nine countries agreed on recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while 128 voted against, Iceland amongst them.

Only 44% of those who participated in the poll said they supported Trump's watershed decision, which sent shock waves through the Middle East, causing Palestinian and Arab leaders to call for mass protest and a so-called 'day of rage'. Among those casting "yes" votes were major US allies such as Britain, France, and Germany.

"We are not seeing the results in line with this investment", he said. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, December 22, wrote on Twitter, "Well done MEA for not taking the easy/safe option of abstaining like the 35 others". Every Muslim majority state except Turkmenistan (which was absent) voted for the resolution.

When contacted on whether the US would stop providing financial aid to Nigeria for not supporting its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a US Department of State official, Julia Mason, said, "As President Trump said on December 20, it is a factor in the process of making our assistance decisions". Presidents from both parties had long held that the status of Jerusalem should be decided in peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Nikki Haley speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

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