Trump move could ‘save Christianity in cradle of Christendom’

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President fires U.N., sends aid directly to persecuted believers in Iraq
President Donald Trump waves as he and First Lady Melania Trump arrive, Saturday, May 20, 2017, to King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Human-rights advocates are vigorously applauding the Trump administration’s decision to stop sending aid to Iraqi Christians and Yazidis decimated by ISIS through the United Nations and to provide the help directly from now on.

On Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence announced the shift in policy.

“Christians in the Middle East should not have to rely on multinational institutions when America can help them directly. Tonight, it is my privilege to announce that President Trump has ordered the State Department to stop funding ineffective relief efforts at the United Nations.
“From this day forward, America will provide support directly to persecuted communities through USAID,” said Pence, referring to the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., was a leading human rights advocate in Congress for more than three decades. He is now a distinguished senior fellow at the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative. Wolf told WND and Radio America he is very happy to see the Trump administration make this move.

“It’s a very good decision that the administration and President Trump and Vice President Pence have made,” Wolf said. “This may very well save Christianity in the cradle of Christendom. More biblical activity took place in Iraq than any other country of the world other than Israel.”

Listen to the WND/Radio America interview with Rep. Frank Wolf: