UNITED STATES: Indian-American Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley has taken a strong stance against Pakistan, calling for the US to cut off all financial aid to the nation.
Nikki Haley, who officially launched her 2024 presidential bid last month, took to Twitter to say that Pakistan is home to at least a dozen terrorist organizations and that the US should cut the financial aid it provides.
Haley has been vocal about her views on US foreign policy and has stated that the US should not be providing aid to countries that are friends and allies of China and Russia.
She has pledged to cut off foreign aid to countries such as China and Pakistan, which she claims hate America.
In an op-ed in the New York Post, Nikki Haley reiterated her views, saying that if elected to power, she would cut foreign aid to countries that are followers of Russia and China, the two primary adversaries of the US.
In an interview with Fox News, Haley said that the US should not provide aid to countries that do not support US interests.
Haley announced that she was running for president on February 14. She will be a star speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference, along with her former boss and former President Donald Trump.
Born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa to immigrant Punjabi Sikh parents, Nikki Haley is the third Indian-American to run for the US presidency in three consecutive election cycles.
Bobby Jindal ran in 2016, and Vice President Kamala Harris ran in 2020. However, before entering the presidential ballot, Nikki Haley must win the Republican Party’s presidential primary, scheduled to start in January next year.
Haley’s stance on Pakistan has drawn attention from both supporters and critics. Some people have praised her for being strong against terrorism, but others have criticised her for being too general and not taking into account that Pakistan is an important ally in the area.
Even though she has been criticized, Haley has not changed her mind. She still wants the US to stop giving money to countries that don’t support US interests.
The next US presidential election is scheduled to be held on November 5, 2024, and with the race heating up, it remains to be seen how Haley’s views on foreign policy will play out in the coming months.
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