As reported by Censor.NET, this was said by U.S. Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley as she was giving a lecture at Duke University on the topic of confronting today’s global governance challenges on April 5.
"There is political debate that does happen in this country on whether Russia is our friend or whether they are not our friend. That's really the wrong question to have because Russia's never going to be our friend," the diplomat said.
"But having said that does not me an we don't want to work with them. But we work with them when we need to and we slap them when we need to. That's just the way it needs to be," Haley stressed.