Palestinian official: Nikki Haley not the world's 'schoolmarm'

UNITED NATIONS – A senior Palestinian official on Wednesday criticized US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and her pledge to "take names" of countries that do not back Washington, saying she had not been appointed "the schoolmarm of the world."


Haley first warned she would "take names" when she arrived at the United Nations in January last year. She reiterated it ahead of a

UN General Assembly vote in December when more than 120 countries voted for a resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


"She threatened and she pressured and she used coercion and so on at the UN, particularly by taking down names. I don't think people appointed her the schoolmarm of the world," Hanan Ashrawi, a senior official at the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), told reporters at the United Nations.


The US mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Ashrawi's remarks.


פרסום ראשון: 05.16.18, 22:02