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USA Withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

JNN News Update, June 22 2018

The USA Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and USA Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced the move late Tues.19 June 2018. Earlier this year Ambassador Haley issued a statement after the UNHRC adopted five resolutions condemning Israel while adopting only one resolution each against North Korea, Iran, and Syria. “This has become an annual ritual, as every March, the Council sets aside only two sessions to debate human rights violations and abuses in all countries and another entire session just to debate a single country, Israel. When the Human Rights Council treats Israel worse than North Korea, Iran, and Syria, it is the Council itself that is foolish and unworthy of its name,” said the American Ambassador. “It is time for the countries who know better to demand changes. Many countries agree that the Council’s agenda is grossly biased against Israel, but too few are willing to fight it. When that happens, as it did today, the Council fails to fulfill its duty to uphold human rights around the world,” she added. Haley also condemned the council after it voted to establish a commission of inquiry to examine possible war crimes committed by Israel during the recent confrontations on the Gaza border. On Monday 18 June 2018 Britain also condemned the UN Human Rights Council's anti-Israel bias and called for change. (Arutz-7)

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