BREITBART – The United States has been suspiciously absent from the General Assembly (GA), causing much concern amongst delegates and their nation’s interests. This is a strong indicator that global representation in the United Nations is not crucial for U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki .Haley, which poses an international threat when decisions are made without the leader of the Western world.
Delegates in the GA were very obviously concerned with this decision on the part of the UN Ambassador. The delegate of the United Kingdom commented that the U.S.’s lack of attendance was “disheartening. It is really important for the U.S. to be here because they are such a world power.” The General Assembly’s power is limited, though this may point to a bigger problem of Haley’s unchecked power to make decisions that may not flatter her Member State.
The delegate of Russia responded that this absence was “indicative of systemic issues of American approach,” additionally noting that “current American leadership has been proactive when addressing international issues but work still needs to be done.” This may put the U.S. in a vulnerable position after witnessing the power Russia had colluding with the democrats in the 2016 election. Russia’s suspicions towards the U.S. legitimacy may be difficult to rebuild and the U.S. needs to take strong steps to avoid any further tensions.
In response to the reflection of this absence on the U.S., the delegate of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea added “Trump’s got balls. I’ll give him that. That was off the record.”
It will be important to watch how this absence may create tensions between other world powers and the U.S. and make the necessary moves to rebuild those relations.