US ambassador says 'no love' in dealings with Russia

Apr 09, 2017, 02:24
US ambassador says 'no love' in dealings with Russia

Speaking on ABC's "This Week" and CBS's "Face the Nation", the former governor of SC, who was confirmed as ambassador in January, was unequivocal about Russia's meddling in last year's USA election.

"But I think they deserve to know what we expect of them", she said. "There's no question about that".

"The original call that I received to go to Trump Tower was to discuss secretary of state", she said.

The United States and Russian Federation are clashing over a US attempt to have the Security Council debate human rights violations as a major cause of conflict during this month's American presidency of the U.N.'s most powerful body. "Honestly, at the United Nations, that's the No. 1 comment I get is that they're just so happy to see the United States lead again". Permanent members China and Russian Federation oppose such a discussion of human rights, arguing that the council should be reserved for issues of peace and security. China is very aware of that.

Haley did note however, that this topic had not come up during her work at the United Nations.

"The president has not disagreed with one thing I've said. We're going to say what we think, and we're going to move the ball and that's what this is about". "What he's done to his people is nothing more than disgusting", she said. But we haven't seen them act like they're concerned about North Korea.

Haley said Friday the United States focus is on negotiations in Geneva aimed at ending the more than six-year Syrian conflict, though that could change.

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"At the end of the day, the only one that North Korea is really going to respond to is China", Haley said. "They're not sitting there texting me and saying, "What was this tweet about?'" As for herself, "I don't hear [the tweets]", Haley continued. There's no question about that", Haley told ABC's programme named This Week on Sunday.

Also this week, Trumps will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where the subject of North Korea's nuclear proliferation will be a focus of conversation.

Meanwhile, Putin's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, said Russian Federation was not anxious about what any US investigation might reveal. "And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won't", Trump told the FT. Haley emphasized the administration's focus is on strengthening the military.

"I've been working on the North Korea problem since 1994", he said. Previous year the North conducted two nuclear tests and two dozen tests of ballistic missiles.

"The thing about clubs is they have rules, and they have a culture, and there is a constant pressure to comply with the rules of the club, and soon enough, members are doing things a certain way because that's the way they've always done them", Haley said at CFR. "I mean, this is our government and our foreign policy, and we all need to wish it success".

In fact, we were under the assumption Haley was appointed exclusively as a political favor to Henry McMaster - the scandal-scarred former lieutenant governor who ascended to the state's chief executive office upon Haley's confirmation as United Nations ambassador.