US wants ‘failed’ UN peace missions closed
JOHANNESBURG: US national security adviser John Bolton wants UN peacekeeping missions in Africa that have failed to establish longterm peace shut down, The East African has reported.
“We will only back effective and efficient operations, and we will seek to streamline, reconfigure or terminate missions that are unable to meet their own mandate or facilitate lasting peace,” Bolton said while unveiling President Donald Trump’s administration’s new Africa strategy at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, in Washington.
“Our objective is to resolve conflicts, not freeze them in perpetuity,” he said.
Long renowned for his hostility towards the UN, Bolton said the UN had set up numerous peacekeeping missions without addressing the underlying causes of the relevant conflicts. |