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US Ambassador to UN Calls Congo Government 'Corrupt'

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:37 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the U.N. is partnering with a "corrupt" government in Congo, and she supports a large cut in the world's largest peacekeeping mission there.

Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke Wednesday at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

The Trump administration has been vocal about reducing U.S. funding for the U.N. as part of proposed deep cuts in foreign aid.

Haley's comments come a day after Congo confirmed that the bodies of an American and a Swedish investigator for the U.N. and a Congolese colleague were found Monday in a shallow grave.

Haley says the U.N. is "aiding a government that is inflicting predatory behavior against its own people."

She also says "we can reduce the troops tremendously" in the peacekeeping mission there.

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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the U.N. is partnering with a "corrupt" government in Congo, and she supports a large cut in the world's largest peacekeeping mission there.
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