Last updated: May 22, 2018

US envoy warns against cutting funding to UN

US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, seen in October 2016, warned that cutting US funding to the United Nations would be "extremely detrimental" to the country's own interestsUS Ambassador Samantha Power on Friday warned that cutting US funding to the United Nations would be "extremely detrimental" to American interests, one week before Donald Trump's administration takes office. Addressing her final news conference, Power told reporters that "countries like Russia and China" would benefit from Washington's reduced standing at the United Nations if funding were withdrawn. "We lead the world, in part, by leading at the UN," said Power, who is stepping down next week after four years as President Barack Obama's ambassador to the United Nations.



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