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UN chief 'very concerned' over American cut to UNRWA
Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/18 | Elad Benari

Posted on 01/16/2018 3:49:44 PM PST by Eleutheria5

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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

Antonio GuterresAntonio GuterresReuters

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.”

Tuesday’s 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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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; antonioguterres; cut; guterres; palestinians; rop; secretarygeneral; un; unitednations; unitedterrorists; unrwa
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I'm not concerned. Guterres looks like an old woman with dementia and a bad wig. Who cares what concerns him.
1 posted on 01/16/2018 3:49:44 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

What stability is he referring? His checking account maybe - but he said mid-east. I’m so confused (not really).


2 posted on 01/16/2018 3:52:19 PM PST by datricker (Cut Taxes Repeal ACA Deport DACA - Americans First, Build the Wall, Lock her up MAGA!)
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To: Eleutheria5

“But it’s a UN institution”

That’s the problem. The UN is the terrorists.


3 posted on 01/16/2018 3:52:36 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Eleutheria5

America concerned with crazy Palestinian terrorists.


4 posted on 01/16/2018 3:53:46 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Eleutheria5; Army Air Corps
Palestine is not a shithole.

Why do they need our money?

5 posted on 01/16/2018 3:54:06 PM PST by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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"UNRWA is not a Palestinian institution but a UN institution,"

Then maybe the stinking UN should PAY for it!!!

6 posted on 01/16/2018 3:54:21 PM PST by IronJack (A)
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To: Eleutheria5

Hey, Antonio... if you’re really so concerned then just write a frikkin’ check.


7 posted on 01/16/2018 3:54:30 PM PST by LIConFem (I will no longer accept the things I cannot change. it's time to change the things I cannot accept.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Let the sh*fhole countries make up the difference.


8 posted on 01/16/2018 3:54:38 PM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Terrorists get less money for pipe bombs, suicide belts and rockets. So sad.


9 posted on 01/16/2018 3:54:41 PM PST by grumpygresh (When will Soros be brought to justice? Crush the vermin, crush the Left.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Next thing that ought to be cut: Guterres’ salary. He sure won’t miss that $227,253, will he?


10 posted on 01/16/2018 3:56:09 PM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Eleutheria5

What America does is none of Guterres damn business.


11 posted on 01/16/2018 3:56:14 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (2017 - The year the liberals' "sexual revolution" strikes back!)
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To: Eleutheria5

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.


12 posted on 01/16/2018 3:56:15 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Bill of Love? No thanks. Let's love America instead.)
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To: grumpygresh

But who will pay for the children’s hate lessons?


13 posted on 01/16/2018 3:57:08 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Should be concerned that the Islamic Nations through the OIC dictate human rights for the world.


14 posted on 01/16/2018 3:57:23 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Eleutheria5

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.


15 posted on 01/16/2018 3:57:45 PM PST by map
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To: Eleutheria5

Ef em...


16 posted on 01/16/2018 3:58:12 PM PST by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocke)
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To: Eleutheria5

Lol! Your vivid description of Guterres made me laugh.


17 posted on 01/16/2018 3:58:20 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Dagnabitt

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?


18 posted on 01/16/2018 3:59:16 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Okay, sir, why don’t you be “very concerned” in one hand, sh!t in the other, and see which one gets full first.


19 posted on 01/16/2018 3:59:26 PM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churc)
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To: Eleutheria5

The UN only wants the US as a member to PAY ALL THE BILLS


20 posted on 01/16/2018 4:00:56 PM PST by butlerweave
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