The Interpreter: Trump Administration Holds Off on Issuing U.N. Funding Order

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Nikki R. Haley on Friday at the United Nations. The Trump administration is delaying its plans to issue two executive orders that would reduce funding to the world body.

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is delaying its plans to issue two executive orders that would reduce funding to the United Nations and begin a process to review and potentially cancel certain multilateral treaties, according to current and former officials briefed on the matter.

Both draft orders were submitted to the National Security Council for approval, but the council’s advisers were granted less than an hour and a half to review them, though this process normally takes weeks. Federal agencies were granted similarly brief windows for review.

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