Haley defends Jerusalem embassy move, says peace plan ‘unbelievably well done’

Resigning US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley defends US administration’s pro-Israel policies during her tenure, including moving the embassy to Jerusalem and pulling out from the Iran nuclear deal.

“We will put our embassy where we want to put out embassy,” Haley says while detailing what she says is the administration’s achievements over the last two years.

Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during a meeting with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House on October 9, 2018. (AFP Photo/Olivier Douliery)

“I am such a lucky girl to lead the state that raised me and to serve a country that I love so very much,” she says at a joint press conference with President Donald Trump. “Look at the two years. Look at what has happen for two years on foreign policy. Now the United States is respected. Countries may not like what we do, but they respect what we do.

“Looking at what we’ve done on the Middle East peace plan. It is so unbelievably well done,” she adds, referring to the not-yet-unveiled plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Adds Haley: “I can’t say enough good things about Jared [Kushner] and Ivanka [Trump]. Jared is such a hidden genius that no one understands… We’re a better country because they’re in this administration.”

At the UN, Haley helped spearhead the Trump administration’s efforts to combat what it alleged to be anti-Israel and anti-US actions by the international body.

— with AP

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