Trump accusers should be heard

TEHRAN, Dec. 11 (MNA) – US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, on Sunday said that if women accuse someone of sexual misconduct they should be heard and dealt with, even if the allegations include US president Donald Trump.

“Women should always feel comfortable coming forward and we should all be willing to listen to them,” Haley told CBS News during an interview.

She said that sexual harassment is not only in politics but also in every sector including Hollywood, stating that she is ‘incredibly proud’ of the women who have the strength to come forward.

"I think we heard from them (allegations against Trump) prior to the election. And I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up," she added.

“I know that he (Trump) was elected but women should always feel comfortable coming forward and we should all be willing to listen to them.”

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump was accused several times of sexual misconduct, which he rejected.

- Trump's move on Jerusalem

On the question of why Trump decided to move the US embassy to Jerusalem right now, given the current situation of the Middle East, Haley said that it "is a move the American people have asked for for 22 years".

Despite widespread international opposition, the US president on Wednesday announced his decision to recognize al-Quds as Israel’s capital.

According to Trump, the US State Department has been told to begin preparations for the relocation of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to al-Quds.

Haley stated it is the ‘right thing to’ do as it is the ‘reality’. "Every presidential candidate republican or democrat have all said that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and the embassy should be moved," she said.

The dramatic shift in Washington’s Jerusalem policy sparked demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq and other Muslim countries.

Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem -- now occupied by Israel -- might eventually serve as the capital of a future Palestinian state.


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