U.S. warns U.N. cash cutbacks coming: ‘We’re only getting started’

Bloggers were quick to point out the curiosity of U.N. trucks being transported on U.S. highways

More bad news for the United Nations.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has confirmed that going forward, the U.S. will pay no more than 25 percent of its peacekeeping costs.

Associated Press reported she told a Security Council meeting this week, “Peacekeeping is a shared responsibility. All of us have a role to play, and all of us must step up.”

The international group assessed the United States 28.5 percent of the $7.3 billion spending this year.

But that broke the 25 percent limit established in U.S. law and Haley informed the government officials in the U.N. that’s the cap, starting with this year’s peacekeeping budget.

But still, the second largest contributor, China, is told to pay only a bit over 10 percent.

In response, AP reported, spokesmen for Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak and U.N.



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