Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley Reuters

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that the United States will not "make the same mistake again" by allowing the UN Security Council to pass one-sided resolutions against Israel by refusing to use its veto power.

Haley criticized the Obama Administration for allowing the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which declared that Israel has no rights to any part of eastern Jerusalem, including the Western Wall.

"In truth, 2334 was an impediment to peace. The security council put negotiations further out of reach by injecting itself in the process," Haley said.

"In December 2016, the US elected to abstain. Now it is a new administration. Given the chance to vote again we would exercise a veto power.

"The US will not make that mistake again."

The ambassador spoke ahead of a Security Council vote on a resolution condemning the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by US President Donald Trump Monday.