On Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted for a resolution condemning the United States’s embargo on the nation of Cuba. The vote was 191-2, with Israel being the only country to side with the U.S.
The statement from Ambassador Haley reiterated that the United States is an independent and sovereign nation that will not be bullied by nations that talk a good talk while at the same time carry out human rights abuses against their people. It was made clear that the United Nations does not control the U.S. Congress.
Speaking to the assembly, Ambassador Haley explained that the United States is a democracy and that the people exercised their constitutional right to elect President Trump and that President Trump’s decision to leave the embargo in place is not up for debate.
To those who are confused as to where the United States stands, let me be clear: as is their right under our Constitution, the American people have spoken. They have chosen a new president, and he has chosen a new ambassador to the United Nations.
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