US to make at least $285m cut to UN budget after vote on Jerusalem

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  • US is responsible for 22% of the UN’s annual operating budget
  • Timing sends message after UN rejects Trump’s recognition of Israeli capital

The US government has announced significant cuts in its United Nations budget obligations for 2018-19 in what will be interpreted as a further ratcheting up of pressure from the Trump administration looking to bend decision-making at the international body to its will.

Related: UN votes resoundingly to reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital

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