US ambassador to UN calls DRC government 'corrupt'

2017-03-29 21:03


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Johannesburg - The US ambassador to the United Nations says the UN is partnering with a "corrupt" government in Democratic Republic of Congo, and she supports a large cut in the world's largest peacekeeping mission there.

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

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

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

Haley says the UN 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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