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UN chief 'very concerned' over American cut to UNRWA Antonio Guterres says UNRWA is "an important factor of stability" in the Middle East.
Contact Editor Elad Benari, 17/01/18 00:06 Share
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday he was "very concerned" by reports that the U.S. had cut its funding to UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, by half.
According to AFP, Guterres said he had not been informed of Washington's decision.
"I strongly hope that in the end, it will be possible for the United States to maintain the funding of UNRWA," he was quoted as having said.
"UNRWA is not a Palestinian institution but a UN institution," added the UN chief, who dubbed the agency "an important factor of stability" in the Middle East.
A State Department official said earlier on Tuesday that the United States had sent $60 million to keep UNRWA in operation but withheld a further $65 million.
"There is a need to undertake a fundamental re-examination of UNRWA, both in the way it operates and the way it is funded," the official said.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert later said the U.S. would like to see some reforms be made in UNRWA, and stressed, This is not aimed at punishing anyone.
Tuesdays announcement from the State Department came after the U.S. had frozen a $125 million grant to UNRWA earlier this month, amounting to one third of the U.S. annual aid to the organization.
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What stability is he referring? His checking account maybe - but he said mid-east. I’m so confused (not really).
“But it’s a UN institution”
That’s the problem. The UN is the terrorists.
America concerned with crazy Palestinian terrorists.
Why do they need our money?
Then maybe the stinking UN should PAY for it!!!
Hey, Antonio... if you’re really so concerned then just write a frikkin’ check.
Let the sh*fhole countries make up the difference.
Terrorists get less money for pipe bombs, suicide belts and rockets. So sad.
Next thing that ought to be cut: Guterres’ salary. He sure won’t miss that $227,253, will he?
What America does is none of Guterres damn business.
This is a man who hates all borders and national sovereignty, including that of my homeland.
Whatever displeases this enemy of my children is a good thing.
And yes, he looks like a flabby old woman. Sort of like Germany’s Merkel, but less butch.
But who will pay for the children’s hate lessons?
Should be concerned that the Islamic Nations through the OIC dictate human rights for the world.
Hey General: Can you pass the hat? You know how to take up a collection.
There are thriving civilizations in Central America, the Caribbean and Africa that would gladly open their hearts and their wallets to bail out their brothers in Gaza. No need to depend on the racist USA.
Lol! Your vivid description of Guterres made me laugh.
Now just a cotton pickin’ minit here. Let’s be fair. Angela may be flabby, but she’s only middle aged, and not butch at all. Haven’t you seen pictures of her naked yet?
Okay, sir, why dont you be very concerned in one hand, sh!t in the other, and see which one gets full first.
The UN only wants the US as a member to PAY ALL THE BILLS
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