US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday cited "the will of the American people" in defending President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US Embassy there.
"I know that he was elected", Haley said, "but, you know, women should always feel comfortable coming forward. And I think we heard from them prior to the election", Ms Haley said in an appearance on current affairs TV programme Face the Nation. "They get to talk about how they want to see Jerusalem going forward", she said. "And I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up".
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Responding to a question on the Arab League, she said the USA had a lot more in common with the grouping than they have ever had before.
She was responding to a question on those women who have made similar accusation against Trump during his election campaign.
"Last week, during a press conference in the Rose Garden, the president called these accusations "fake news, '" CBS News" Jacqueline Alemany asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
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Many leaders in the region warned that the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital would derail the process, but Haley said Wednesday Trump intentionally did not weigh in on the border and boundaries of the capital so as to not decide who controls the eastern portion of the city.
"I am incredibly proud of the women who have come forward".
"He had the courage to show it and I think a lot of Americans are having a huge sigh of relief because of it".
While the latest move by the administration may impact the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, as Vice President Mike Pence prepares to visit the Middle East, Haley maintains that "both sides" will come to table and "decide what they think Jerusalem should look like". Trump was subpoenaed for that lawsuit earlier this year.
Emily Cochrane is a New York Times writer.