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This weekend, Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will make appearances on ABC’s “This Week,” CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” and Fox News Channel.
On Saturday, Ambassador Haley told Fox News’ Eric Shawn that she is excited to be taking on the presidency of the UN Security Council. She said, “It’s a new day at the UN,” with American leadership focused on the organization’s budget, peacekeeping, and human rights. She talked about the need for greater U.S. leadership at the UN, including on the Security Council, which she says missed an opportunity to prevent the civil war in Syria.
“We just need the United States to lead again…that’s what I’m trying to do. And leadership is just letting them know what we’re for, what we’re against, have the backs of our allies and make sure they keep the backs of us, and then anyone that challenges us, call them out…and making sure that we show value in the United Nations, I think it’s important for the American people.”
“Assad is…a war criminal. He’s used chemical weapons on his own people. He’s not allowing aid to come in. He is very much a deterrence to peace…The administration sees Assad as a problem. But the bigger problem is ISIS. So are we ever going to give a pass to Assad? Absolutely not. Are we ever going to hope that we can bring him to justice and – for the people of Syria? Yes…But ISIS, we’ve got to start dealing with that, so that we can bring peace back to the area. And we have to do it by getting the Iranian influence out and moving Assad out of the way.”
Watch the Fox News segment that aired Saturday: http://video.foxnews.com/v/5381837532001/?#sp=show-clips
Ambassador Haley will be a guest on ABC’s “This Week” and CBS News’ “Face The Nation” on Sunday morning. The second half of Ambassador Haley’s conversation with Eric Shawn will air at 6:00 p.m. EDT on Fox News Channel.