President Trump to Downsize US Role in UN, Treaties, Possibly Defund


file photo of the Human Rights Council in sessions.
file photo of the Human Rights Council in session

Executive Orders are coming to drastically reduce the US role in the United Nations and other international organizations, according to The New York Times on Wednesday.

Criteria for Defunding

The draft order establishes criteria that would trigger the U.S.-defunding, including organizations that give full membership to the Palestinian Authority or Palestine Liberation Organization, or support programs that fund abortion or any activity circumventing sanctions against Iran or North Korea, the Time reported .

The draft order also calls for terminating funding for any organization “controlled or substantially influenced by any state that sponsors terrorism” – or conducts persecutions or violates human rights.

The Times noted the United States provides about a quarter of all funding to do-called UN peacekeeping operations in Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia.

According to the Times, a different draft order said the Trump administration would call for a review of all treaties with multiple countries — with the goal of determining which ones the United States should exit.

In December, Trump tweeted a sharp rebuke of the UN.

The President also put a freeze on the $221 million Obama freed up to go to the Palestinian Authority (PA). Congress had put a hold on the money because of recent anti-Israel actions by the PA; Obama  ordered it sent hours before the inauguration; and Donald Trump froze it up again.

We give money to terrorists and people who hate us and our allies for nothing in return while knowing it will help fund terrorism.


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