WATCH: Canada made ‘deal with the devil’ to get seat on UN, says former U.S. ambassador

NEW YORK – Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley accused Canada of making a “deal with the devil” by voting in favour of an anti-Israel resolution.

Haley, during a gala in New York on Dec. 5, said in a bid for a UN Security Council seat, the Trudeau government “surprised Israel’s friends by voting for a North Korean resolution that challenges the legitimacy of Israel.”

Canada was “trading its integrity for a seat on the Security Council,” with its turn against the Jewish state, Haley said while speaking at the annual UN Watch event.

Haley said this is a resolution that Canadian governments for years have voted against and is a departure from previous foreign policy. In the early 2000s Paul Martin changed course to a more pro-Israel position. This continued with the Conservative Stephen Harper government.

Haley served as the U.S. ambassador to the UN from January 2017 to December 2018 and she is a former South Carolina Governor.

-Photo credit Nikki Haley Twitter

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George Brownwell / Alberta Press

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