US wants ‘failed’ UN peace mis­sions closed

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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. |

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