The ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, risks lessening America’s authority in the world with her overly Trumpian behavior, asserts Richard Gowan of Politico. Hard-lining over issues like Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital didn’t gain her many allies. But when Haley called a Security Council discussion over Iran’s protest, her reputation risked taking a bigger hit. The meeting seemed geared towards criticizing the Iran Nuclear Deal, which wasn’t relevant to the discussion. Taking a stance on the wrong issues reduces America’s clout, especially when it is needed over bigger issues like sanctioning North Korea.
US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has brought back American determination while following through on national security interests abroad, argues John J. Miller of National Review. Facing opposition from the UN, she remained strong while sticking with Israel over President Trump’s embassy move. Haley rightly shed light on the organization’s obsession with Israel while giving much less interest to Iran’s many transgressions. She understands, unlike the majority of the UN, that the nuclear deal is flawed and enables Iran to expand its nuclear program. Haley is doing a great job representing America and standing up to international naysayers and critics.