Trump preparing orders to drastically reduce US involvement in United Nations: NYT, citing sources

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Joshua Roberts | Reuters

The Donald Trump administration is drawing up executive orders to curtail U.S. funding to international agencies — including those connected to the United NationsThe New York Times reported.

The newspaper said one order would apply to agencies that support causes which the Trump administration has vocally denounced. The drafts suggest the orders would apply to organizations that, for example, fund abortion or those that are "controlled or substantially influenced by any state that sponsors terrorism," the Times reported.

Before taking office, Trump was critical of the U.N. after its security council called for a halt to Israeli settlement-building.

@realDonaldTrump: The United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!

A different draft order obtained by the Times said that the Trump administration would call for a review of all treaties with multiple countries — with the goal of determining which ones the United States should exit.

Read the full report in The New York Times.

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