The US once again has shown the World that no one can tell it where to place its embassies or which city to recognize as a capital. That choice is ours and ours only.
On Monday, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has made an incredible movement. She used the right of the US veto which is an ultimate stop sign for the Security Council resolution act that was about to erase and make invalid President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“This is the first time I’ve exercised the American right to veto a resolution in the Security Council. The exercise of the veto is not something the United States does often. We have not done it in more than six years. We do it with no joy, but we do it with no reluctance,” stated Haley.
“The fact that this veto is being done in defense of American sovereignty, and in defense of America’s role in the Middle East peace process is not a source of embarrassment for us. It should be an embarrassment to the remainder of the security council,” she explained.
The American veto comes as the Security Council sought to undo President Trump’s historic decision to relocate the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; upending decades of empty promises made by his predecessors and renewing hopes for a rejuvenated peace process.
In response to Trump’s announcement, leaders across the Middle East warned of escalating violence, with Hamas calling for “days of rage” as the US weighs how and when to relocate its main diplomatic mission.”
— RT (@RT_com) December 18, 2017
You see, when we approach them with diplomacy, they will strike back with violence and intolerance. Just because the President recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as it normally should be, it doesn’t mean that people can roam around inflicting horror on the people.
Nikki Haley did an awesome job today. Well done!