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Cast American veto at UN over Jerusalem embassy critics

Obama and Biden led the United Nations to denounce our friend and ally, Israel. President Trump moved our embassy to Jerusalem, and when the U.N. tried to condemn us, I was proud to cast the American veto.
Source: Speech at 2020 Republican National Convention , Aug 25, 2020

Helped broker U.N. sanctions on North Korea

According to former national security adviser H.R. McMaster, Haley played a "central role" in brokering the U.N. sanctions on North Korea. "She has what we call strategic empathy," he says. "She's able to take problems from the perspective of others and then frame these problems from their perspective. What she was particularly adept at doing was convincing others why it was in their interest to join us."
Source: The Washington Examiner on Trump Cabinet , Dec 13, 2018

Obama was wrong to abstain on Cuba's anti-US resolution

She is disdainful of where the United States was at the end of Obama's tenure. "For example, right before I came in, there was a Cuban-sponsored anti-American resolution." That would be the evergreen condemnation of the U.S. embargo of Cuba. In the fall of 2016, when the vote came up, "The United States abstained," Haley recounts, "It blamed America for all of Cuba's problems, and we just... abstained."
Source: The Washington Examiner on Trump Cabinet , Dec 13, 2018

Call out the UN when they bully Israel

Q: You said in the wake of the criticism of President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, that "Over many years, the UN has outrageously been at the world's foremost centers of hostility towards Israel. The UN has done much more damage to the prospects for Middle East peace than to advance them." Why was that helpful?

HALEY: Because it's the facts. I want the Security Council and all of the international community to understand, when you bully Israel, you are not helping the peace process. So when we see it, we call them out on it.

Q: Would you veto a resolution to condemn the president's move in the Security Council?

HALEY: Oh, I would have a strong reaction to that. We have the right to do whatever we want in terms of where we put our embassies. We don't need other countries telling us what's right and wrong. What I have always said is, "if we are honest, if we tell the truth, that's when peace comes." And this was the president telling the world the truth.

Source: Fox News Sunday 2017 interviews of 2020 hopefuls , Dec 10, 2017

Recommit that attack on one NATO nation is an attack on all

Q: On NATO: One of the biggest concerns in Europe right now is that President Trump was not willing to publicly reiterate the U.S. commitment to article 5, the principle that an attack on one nation in NATO is an attack on all. Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested this weekend that these squabbles at NATO are helpful to Russia. I understand that the President wants every country to pay its fair share, of course. But why was the President not willing to underscore the US' commitment to our allies in NATO?

HALEY: Because there was no change to policy. Of course, we believe in article 5. I just met with all of my NATO ambassadors yesterday. We said, a threat on one of us is a threat on all of us. NATO is going to continue to be strong. It's going to continue to be united. Russia's going to try and divide us. But the truth is, we've never swayed from article 5. We honestly still believe it. The President didn't mention it because he wasn't changing it.

Source: CNN 2017 interviews of 2020 hopefuls , Jun 4, 2017

Time to show people reasons to support the U.N.

This is a moment of great responsibility for those who believe in peace and security through international cooperation. Countries all over the world are turning inward. People are questioning the value of interactions with other nations and with international institutions. Some of those questions are good ones and long overdue, but there's also a danger. Hanging in the balance is the very relevance of the United Nations. This is a time, in short, to show the people reasons to support the U.N.

The Human Rights Council is so corrupt. Countries get on it to protect themselves, to make sure that the fingers never pointed at them instead of actually looking at what we need to be doing around the world. When you've got bad actors that actually sit on the Human Rights Council, it makes you call into question what we're trying to do. I don't think the Human Rights Council has been effective. I'm trying to find value in the Human Rights Council. If I find it, I'll let you know.

Source: Council on Foreign Relations on Trump Cabinet , Mar 29, 2017

US is world's conscience; participation in UN reflects that

I came to the U.N. with the goal of showing the American people value for our investment in this institution. And when I say value, I'm not primarily talking about budgets. I'm talking about making the U.N. an effective tool on behalf of our values. The United States is the moral conscience of the world. We will not walk away from this role, but we will insist that our participation in the U.N. honor and reflect this role. The fact is, peace and security cannot be achieved in isolation from human rights. 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. Desperate people subject to humiliation and abuse will inevitably resort to violence. People who are robbed of their humanity and dignity will inevitably want revenge. They are also vulnerable to manipulation or coercion by extremist groups.
Source: Council on Foreign Relations on Trump Cabinet , Mar 29, 2017

We will deal fairly with people who are fair to us

At the U.S. Mission, we're all about changing the culture and bringing positive energy to the United Nations. We've put accountability front and center. I have no tolerance for unmet promises and inaction. We demand that of ourselves and we expect it of others. We're also having the backs of our allies, and we're not afraid to call out the governments that don't have our backs. We will deal fairly with the people who are fair with us. If not, all bets are off.
Source: Council on Foreign Relations on Trump Cabinet , Mar 29, 2017

Against nuclear deal with Iran; keep state sanctions

Fifteen Republican governors wrote a letter to President Obama opposing the Iran nuclear deal: "If implemented, this agreement would lead to the lifting of United States nuclear-related sanctions on Iran without any guarantee that Iran's drive toward obtaining a nuclear weapon will be halted or even slowed. Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism, and it should not be permitted any pathway toward obtaining a nuclear weapon, now or ever. The lifting of federal sanctions that will result from this We've been ranked as the second best state in the nation as a place to do business. But we aren't going to stop until we're first. We've announced $5 billion in foreign investment.

And we've seen no less an authority than The Wall Street Journal say that, "Anyone still thinking the U.S. has lost its manufacturing chops hasn't been to South Carolina."

South Carolina is truly becoming the "It" state when it comes to economic development and job creation--not just in the United States, but worldwide.

Source: 2013 State of the State address to S. C. Legislature , Sep 8, 2015

$5 billion in foreign investment: the "It" state worldwide

We've been ranked as the second best state in the nation as a place to do business. But we aren't going to stop until we're first. We've announced $5 billion in foreign investment.

And we've seen no less an authority than The Wall Street Journal say that, "Anyone still thinking the U.S. has lost its manufacturing chops hasn't been to South Carolina."

South Carolina is truly becoming the "It" state when it comes to economic development and job creation--not just in the United States, but worldwide.

Source: 2013 State of the State address to S. C. Legislature , Jan 16, 2013

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