Trump: Washington will provide assistance only to the friends of the United States
UN, September 25. /TASS/. Washington now intends to provide assistance only to those countries who are friends of the United States. This was stated by the President of the United States Donald trump, speaking on Tuesday at the political debate 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.
The White house argued that, when it comes to foreign aid the U.S. provides to its greatest extent. “But hardly anyone gives something to us,” he said.
According to trump, the United States intends to find out whether they match with American interests in those countries, which helps Washington. “From now on we will provide foreign aid only to those who respects us and is our friend” — said the American leader.
He also once again noted that, as expected, the United States, other States will make fair contributions to defense needs, not shifting most of the costs on Washington. Trump said that the United States now will not cover more than 25% of the budget of UN peacekeeping operations. Previously this figure was for Washington to 28.5%.
In September last year, the United States initiated budget cuts of the UN in 2018-2019. In December, the UN General Assembly cut the organization’s budget to $5,39 billion Is $166 million less than the previous biennium. Thus, the contribution decreased by US $19.4 million (before $was 591.4 million).