Bolton: ‘Vindictive’ UN Action Against Israel Meant to Box Trump In


The United States should use its financial clout against the United Nations and member countries that supported the “vindictive” resolution condemning Israel’s settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, former UN ambassador John Bolton argues, NEWSMAX reports.

In an interview aired Sunday with radio host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable,” Bolton said he hoped the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump will encourage a repeal of the resolution.

“I think what Israel together with the incoming Trump administration should do is say, ‘Look, we’re going to give everybody a chance to do this over again, repeal this resolution and pass something that’s acceptable,” he said in remarks posted ahead of the interview on The Hill.

“And if not, we’re going to take steps to show our unhappiness.”

“I just think it was a very bad idea,” he added. “It was vindictive, because everybody knows that Donald Trump has a different policy view and this is intended to try to box him in.”



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