U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday defended Saudi Arabia’s decision to reopen the embassy in the U,S.
following the assassination of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May.
“Saudi Arabia is a nation of freedom and democracy.
We are not a nation that is going to be manipulated by any country,” Haley said during an interview with CNN.
“I think the U’s embassy is an embassy that is a symbol of freedom, and I think Saudi Arabia should continue to maintain that.”
Haley, the first U.W. ambassador to the U., was speaking at the start of a two-day U. S.-Saudi Dialogue in New York.
Haley said that while Saudi Arabia has done a “great job” in its relationship with the U since May’s assassination, it has a lot of work to do to repair ties.
She said she wants to continue to encourage Saudi Arabia and the U to work together in the global fight against terrorism and extremism.
“The United States and Saudi Arabia have been working together and working to combat terrorism and I want to see them continue that and work together for the common good,” Haley added.
Hale was speaking as the kingdom reopened its embassy on the eve of the anniversary of May’s murder.
The U. Kingdom reopened its Embassy in Saudi Arabia on March 31.