According to Arab News, the United States Ambassador for the United Nations Human Rights Council, Nikki Haley, announced the withdrawal of the United States from the UN Human Rights Council.
Haley declared, “We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.”
NBC News reported in more depth stating that the US withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council due to continued bias against Israel, from the vantage of the US Ambassador.
Haley declared the UN body hypocritical and self-serving. “For too long, the Human Rights Council has been a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias… Therefore, as we said we would do a year ago, if we did not see any progress, the United States is officially withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council,” Haley said.
The top UN human rights official, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, criticized the American administration for its zero tolerance policy for immigration. The withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council came one day later.
Al Hussein explained, “The thought that any State would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable.”
Benjamin Netanyahu approved of Haley’s move on behalf of the Trump administration. He said, “Instead of dealing with regimes that systematically violate human rights, the UNHRC obsessively focuses on Israel, the one genuine democracy in the Middle East.”
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