Ever since Donald Trump became the President of the United States, he has made it clear to the United Nations that America will no longer tolerate their old Obama-era policies.
The Trump admin had expressed their concern about how the UN funds seem to helping only countries such as Palestine, Iraq, etc., where the Governments are working with Islamic terrorist organisations, and they together seem to pushing an anti-American agenda.
The Trump admin took a late night decision yesterday which has left eh United Nations shocked. The Department of State confirmed that the United States will be pulling out of UNESCO after their repeated “anti-Israel bias”.
The Department of State in their statement said, “Today, US notified UNESCO Director General Irinia Bokova of the US decision to withdraw from the organisation”.
“Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO. This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO.
The United States indicated to the Director General its desire to remain engaged with UNESCO as a non-member observer state in order to contribute U.S. views, perspectives and expertise on some of the important issues undertaken by the organization, including the protection of world heritage, advocating for press freedoms, and promoting scientific collaboration and education.
Pursuant to Article II(6) of the UNESCO Constitution, U.S. withdrawal will take effect on December 31, 2018. The United States will remain a full member of UNESCO until that time.,” the official statement released by Heather Nauret, the Department Spokesperson in Washington said.
The Trump administration’s budget for the next year had initially indicated this as no provision for the usual funding sent to the UNESCO was made. But now, it has become even more clear after the admin has made it clear that not everything is alright between the USA and UN.
After President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel early this year, he had made things quite clear to the United Nations – that he would no longer tolerate any anti-Israel or pro-Palestine stance taken by the United Nations, as the are traditionally accustomed to do.
Even during his run for President, Donald Trump had made it clear on multiple occasions that he is against all the Islamic terrorist organisations, and has always maintained a pro-Jewish stand. During his campaigns, he had pointed out on several occasions about how his daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism, and he supported Jews in general.
For now, President Trump has asked for the Palestinian consulate in Washington D.C. which was scheduled to be shut down to continue for a few more months, in order to help and resolve the conflict between Israel and Palestine.