US and Russia clash over US attempt to debate rights at UN
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 05, 2017,
Apr 05, 2017, 10:49
The Trump administration will play a "pro-active" role in de-escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Monday, going so far as to say President Trump himself might take an active part in the process.
The former SC governor wound up instead as the us ambassador to the United Nations - the first to enjoy Cabinet rank in a Republican administration since Jeane Kirkpatrick during Ronald Reagan's first term.
She said it does not mean the United States will accept Assad participating in future elections. "We think that he has been a hindrance to peace for a long time".
While the former South Carolina Governor, who so far has been outspoken in her brief tenure in NY, said she is supposed to remain somewhat guarded as the leader of the 15-nation council, she told a packed news conference Monday that should would always be "a transparency gal".
Haley said the United States will not wait till "something happens" and will indulge in endeavours to diffuse escalating tensions between the two countries. I think he is a war criminal.
"No, it doesn't mean that the US will accept it", she said. "In case after case, human rights abuses are not the byproduct of conflict: They are the cause of conflict, or they are the fuel that feeds the conflict", she said.
The President's latest social media missive focused on the upcoming meeting he has with Chinese President Xi Jinping, saying the discussion would be "a very hard one in that we can no longer have massive trade deficits" with the US' largest trading partner.
A crackdown by Assad on pro-democracy protesters in 2011 led to civil war and Islamic State militants have used the chaos to seize territory in Syria and Iraq.
Since then, at least 300,000 people have been killed and millions of others have been displaced. Former President Barack Obama's administration had maintained that it would not intervene in the bilateral issue between the two countries and had said that it was for both the nations to determine the nature and pace of the talks.
Kushner turned up in Iraq Monday; Tillerson has not yet visited that nation at the heart of the usa effort to defeat the Islamic State.
The United States and Russian Federation clashed Monday over a US attempt to have the Security Council debate human rights violations as a major cause of conflict for the first time during this month's American presidency of the U.N.'s most powerful body.
"I don't think the administration is backing away from human rights because they fully support me speaking about human rights in the Security Council", Haley said.