UN Ambassador Haley says no question Russian Federation meddled in election

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says President Donald Trump would fully support strong action against Russian Federation once investigations are completed into the Kremlin's interference in the U.S. presidential election.

Speaking on ABC's "This Week", Haley said she's "beating up" on Russian Federation and no one's telling her to pull her punches.

Ms Haley told CBS News' Face the Nation programme that worldwide leaders at the UN are calling her on the phone to discuss pressing global issues, but said of Mr Trump's tweets: "I don't talk about them".

"I would expect that the (Trump) administration is going to be in talks and try and find its place to be a part of that (process)", she told reporters.

The United States holds the presidency of the Security Council in April, giving President Donald Trump's administration an opportunity to showcase its foreign policy priorities.

As ambassador, Haley said Sunday, she had no hesitation taking Russian Federation to task on actions with which the United States disagrees - and that she had received no instructions from Trump to pull punches.

"We don't think that the people want Assad any more".

A procedural vote needs nine votes to pass. Vetoes can not be cast by Russia, China, the United States, France or Britain. "It's because if I see something wrong, we're gonna kick 'em every time". "This administration wants to see them act, and I think they're going to pressure them to do that". The only country that can stop North Korea is China.

The Trump administration has proposed deep cuts in the US contribution to the U.N.'s budget.

"She comes with her values, her tools, and that's what we need at the United Nations, to bring the United Nations back to its core values".

In the same press conference, incidentally, Haley said that countries using to prevent sanctioning of terrorists will not "preclude" usa from taking actions. On that issue and others, she pledged firm US leadership under Trump that she acknowledged can come across as "aggressive". "We work very well together", along with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, national security adviser H.R. McMaster and others, Haley said.

"Then, you know, you have to look at the Iranian influence and the fact that we've got to get that out".

Haley said "there is will in the Security Council" to deal with North Korea's nuclear program but members need to discuss "how do we push that forward".

A US think tank reported last month that satellite imagery of North Korea's main nuclear test site indicates that Pyongyang could be in the final stages of preparations for a sixth nuclear test.

Bottom line? Haley is spinning the same exhausted old interventionist rhetoric that was advanced by the administration of former president Barack Obama - rhetoric we were led to believe was not shared by the man who appointed her to this position.

North Korea has been under United Nations sanctions aimed at impeding the development of its nuclear and missile programs since 2006.

"I don't think we can say anything definitively at this point", Schiff said.

  • Leroy Wright