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PLO Chief negotiator attacks US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley

Official PA TV, special broadcast on the UN General Assembly vote on Dec. 21, 2017, which called on the US to cancel its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, telephone interview with Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat

Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat: “This is a day on which everyone is witness to international law and international legitimacy... Honor and pride to the states of the world and the great majority that refused the language of extortion and threats used by [US] President [Donald] Trump’s administration. The truth is that US Representative [Ambassador to the UN] Nikki Haley has decided to replace the principles of international law with the principles of billionaire extremist Zionist gambler Sheldon Adelson, and decided to stand alongside the settlements and occupation instead of standing alongside peace, justice, and international law.”

On Dec. 19, 2017, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley posted on her Facebook page this statement regarding a UN General Assembly vote on Dec. 21, 2017, on a resolution condemning US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and decision to transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem, which he announced on Dec. 6, 2017: "At the UN we're constantly asked to do more and give more - in the past we have. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American people, about where to locate OUR embassy, we don't expect those we've helped to target us. On Thursday there will be a vote at the UN criticizing our choice. And yes, the US will be taking names. #TakingNames."
Haley also sent a message to other UN member states: "As you consider your vote, I want you to know that the President and U.S. take this vote personally. The President will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those countries who voted against us."
The next day, Trump backed her statements and indicated there would be financial consequences for those countries in terms of US aid, saying: "Let them vote against us, we'll save a lot."
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