Middle East

US senator threatens to curb aid over UN resolution on Israel

In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. speaks with reporters in the Senate Press Gallery on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

WASHINGTON: A top U.S. senator who oversees the United States' U.N. funding threatened Friday to pull financial support for the international body if it moves forward with a vote on a resolution over Israeli settlements, and for any nation that backs the measure.

Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who oversees the Senate subcommittee that controls such assistance, said in a statement: "If the United Nations moves forward with the ill-conceived resolution, I will work to form a bipartisan coalition to suspend or significantly reduce United States assistance to the United Nations."

 

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