US Calls Itself ‘World’s Moral Conscience’

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The US envoy to the UN believes that the US serves as “the moral conscience of the world,” and the UN should be “an effective tool on behalf” of American values.

US Calls Itself ‘World's Moral Conscience’

Nikki R. Haley, the US ambassador, speaking at the UN on Wednesday (Photo: AP / Bebeto Matthews)

The US serves as the conscience for the whole world and is not going to abandon this role, US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley said.

“The United States is the moral conscience of the world. We will not walk away from this role. But we will insist that our participation in the UN honor and reflect this role. If we can’t speak on behalf of people like Mohammed and Neda, then we have no business being here,” Haley said on Wednesday.

“It’s past time that the Security Council acknowledge the importance of human rights abuses and demand that its member nations do the same,” she noted, adding that “human rights abuses can lead to a breakdown in national peace and security.”

According to Haley, she is going to make the world organization an “effective tool” for promoting American values. “I came to the UN with the goal of showing the American people value for our investment in this institution. And when I say “value,” I’m not primarily talking about budgets. I’m talking about making the UN an effective tool on behalf of our values,” the US envoy to the UN said.

Meanwhile, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, has become indignant at the Haley’s words and noted that every time after the next action of the “US conscience” Russia has to “derive the world out of pique.”

“Now, it is clear what is happening on the planet: after the next action of the American CONSCIENCE, Russia each time has to strain the brain and derive the world out of pique,” Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page, commenting on the Hayley’s statements.

The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry also noted that the UN is a chance, given to the humanity to prevent new world wars, but not a tool to promote American or somebody else’s values. “And the worst thing is that the US representative to the UN believes that the conscience is a role,” Zakharova concluded.

In addition, she added that if to analyze results of the recent US foreign policy, it can be assumed that Washington is more suited for the role of another world body.

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