Analyst: US ambassador to UN enamored with Israel lobby

Analyst: US ambassador to UN enamored with Israel lobby

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is the “greatest friend” of the Israel lobby in the US, which has the greatest influence over Middle East policy in Washington, says an American political activist.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is the “greatest friend” of the Israel lobby in the US, which has the greatest influence over Middle East policy in Washington, says an American political activist.

“Ignorant of most things outside of South Carolina, she simply mimics the pronouncements of any talking heads or empty heads in the White House,” said Myles Hoenig, who ran for the US Congress in 2016 as a Green Party candidate.

“Clearly, Israel’s supporters are leading voices in the White House on all Middle East policy, especially towards Iran, and one group she is enamored with is AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee,” said Hoenig on Sunday.

“Haley’s entire argument at the UN regarding the Middle East is certainly not credible. She ignores apartheid in Israel and praises the Saudi campaign against” countries in the region, he added.

UN Security Council envoys are set to visit Washington to see debris purportedly from a Yemeni missile that reached deep inside Saudi territory last year, with the US claiming that it was supplied by Iran.

The envoys will visit a military hangar in Washington on Monday, where US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley presented the remnants of an alleged Iranian-made ballistic missile fired from Yemen on November 4 at the King Khalid International Airport near the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

According to the US's UN mission, Haley and her 14 council colleagues will also lunch with US President Donald Trump.

On December 14, Haley presented what she claimed to be "undeniable" evidence, including the allegedly recovered pieces of the Yemeni missile, saying it proved that Iran was violating international law by giving missiles to the Houthi Ansarullah movement.The Houthis have been fighting back a Saudi-led aggression with allied Yemeni army troops and tribal fighters.

A few days later, she said that the UNSC could strengthen the provisions in Resolution 2231, which was approved in July 2015 to endorse the multilateral nuclear deal with Iran, or adopt a new resolution banning Tehran from all activities related to ballistic missiles.

Iran's UN mission categorically dismissed Haley's allegations against the Islamic Republic as "unfounded," stressing that "this purported evidence ... is as much fabricated as the one presented on some other occasions earlier."




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