Nikki Haley Announces Withdrawal From UN Human Rights Council: It’s a ‘Cesspool of Political Bias’

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday that the US is pulling out of the UN Human Rights Council, accusing the body in a statement of bias against Israel. “Human rights abusers continue to serve on, and be elected to, the council,” said Haley from the State Department alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “The world’s most inhumane regimes continue to escape its scrutiny, and the council continues politicizing scapegoating of countries with positive human rights records in an attempt to distract from the abusers in its ranks.” The Human Rights Council is a body of 47 member states that works around the world to protect human rights. The move, as CNN reported, comes the day after the Office of the Continue reading "Nikki Haley Announces Withdrawal From UN Human Rights Council: It’s a ‘Cesspool of Political Bias’"

Nikki Haley Blames Hamas for Gaza Violence, Defends Israel: No Country ‘Would Act With More Restraint’

Ambassador Nikki Haley gave a speech at the United Nations on Tuesday, doubling down on the White House’s position that Hamas was entirely responsible for yesterday’s violent outbreak in the Gaza strip. After dozens of Palestinians were killed and thousands were injured near the Israeli border, the Trump Administration insisted Hamas was to blame for the “gruesome and unfortunate propaganda attempt.” Haley noted Hamas’ track record of antagonizing Israeli security forces and eventually declared that “no country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.” “Let’s remember that the Hamas terrorist organization has been inciting violence for years, long before the United States decided to move our embassy,” Haley said. “Make no mistake, Hamas is pleased with the results from yesterday.” Indications suggest that some the demonstrators in Gaza were protesting the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. However, Haley said today that Continue reading "Nikki Haley Blames Hamas for Gaza Violence, Defends Israel: No Country ‘Would Act With More Restraint’"

Nikki Haley Breaks From Trump Legal Team on Whether Mueller Probe Should Be Shut Down: ‘No, Not At All’

Without rival, U.N ambassador Nikki Haley has been the member of President Donald Trump‘s cabinet who has been most outspoken — and most likely to stray from the Commander in Chief’s stance on a given issue. And on Sunday, Haley once again broke with the president — this time on an issue of paramount importance to him: The question of whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe should continue, or be shut down. Appearing on CBS Sunday Morning, Haley said that Mueller should see the investigation through. “No, not at all,” Haley said — when asked if the probe should be terminated. “I mean, anything that comes like this, it should play its part. It should go through the process. The U.N. ambassador, though, didn’t stray completely from the company line. “But they need to do it quickly,” Haley said. “For the good of the country Continue reading "Nikki Haley Breaks From Trump Legal Team on Whether Mueller Probe Should Be Shut Down: ‘No, Not At All’"

‘Confusion Internally’: Trump Walks Back Nikki Haley Announcement on Russia Sanctions

Does anyone know what’s going on in this administration? No? Us neither. President Donald Trump halted additional economic sanctions against Russia Monday just a day after U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on CBS’ Face the Nation that they “will be coming.” “We are considering additional sanctions on Russia and a decision will be made in the near future,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. The sanctions were meant to be punitive measures against Russia for propping up the Syrian government under Bashar al Assad, under whose leadership dozens of people were killed in a recent gas attack that many believe to have been perpetrated by Assad himself. Several people familiar with the plan told The Washington Post that Trump was “upset the sanctions were being officially rolled out because he was not yet comfortable executing them.” One Continue reading "‘Confusion Internally’: Trump Walks Back Nikki Haley Announcement on Russia Sanctions"

Chris Wallace Grills Nikki Haley on US Rejecting Syrian Refugees: ‘How Do You Justify That?’

Fox News host Chris Wallace pointed out the Trump administration’s hypocrisy on human rights in Syria while interviewing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, as he displayed a graphic showing the drastic decrease in America’s acceptance of Syrian refugees under President Donald Trump. While Trump used the death of innocent people under the Bashar al-Assad regime to justify his massive strike on Syria last week, Wallace questioned if that was an acceptable excuse given the administration’s policies on refugees. “I want you to look at some State Department numbers on how many refugees have come into this country over the last three years,” said Wallace to Haley today. “In 2016, more than 15,000 Syrian refugees came into this country. Last year, 3,000. So far, this year, 11.” “On humanitarian grounds, how do you justify that?” Questioned the Fox News veteran. Haley responded by deflecting to the aid that the Continue reading "Chris Wallace Grills Nikki Haley on US Rejecting Syrian Refugees: ‘How Do You Justify That?’"

Nikki Haley Speaks on Syria Strikes: ‘The Time for Talk Ended Last Night’

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke at the United Nations today on the Syria strikes last night undertaken by the U.S., the U.K., and France. “The time for talk,” she declared, “ended last night.” One clear takeaway from Haley’s remarks was how she repeatedly called out Russia on multiple fronts: for their “disinformation campaign” following the strike and for their repeated Security Council vetoes on past Syria resolutions. “We cannot stand by, she said, “and let Russia trash every international norm that we stand for and allow the use of chemical weapons to go unanswered.” Haley said there’s “clear information” that the Assad regime was responsible for the attack and added, “The pictures of dead children were not fake news. They were the result of the Syrian regime’s barbaric inhumanity.” She continued:
“I spoke to the President this morning, and he said if Continue reading "Nikki Haley Speaks on Syria Strikes: ‘The Time for Talk Ended Last Night’"

Nikki Haley Condems Russia For U.K. Chemical Attack in Fiery U.N. Speech: Russia ‘Must Account For Its Actions’

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley continued her onslaught against the Russia by condemning the European power for the poisoning of two people in a chemical attack carried out in the U.K. With Great Britain responding to the attack on a former Russian double agent by expelling 23 of the nation’s diplomats, Haley sided with America’s ally across the pound and scorched the country while speaking at the U.N. in New York City. “The United States believes that Russia is responsible for two people in the United Kingdom using a military-grade nerve agent,” Haley said of the ex-Russian spy and his daughter who are extremely ill. “Russia must fully cooperate with the U.K.’s investigation and come clean about its own chemical weapons program.” She continued:
“Time and time again, member-states say they oppose the use of chemical weapons under any circumstance. Now one member Continue reading "Nikki Haley Condems Russia For U.K. Chemical Attack in Fiery U.N. Speech: Russia ‘Must Account For Its Actions’"