United Nations, US Ambassador Nikki Haley address a U. N. Security Council meeting on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at the U. N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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The trump card of the administration is expected to announce Tuesday that the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council.
A U.S. official confirmed the decision to Fox News.
Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and U. N. Ambassador Nikki Haley will announce the use of a joint statement in Washington late on Tuesday afternoon, and to explain the departure of the 47-member Council.
Trump has long been critical of the UNHRC, which he has accused of showing a bias against Israel.
Haley last year, slammed the body for its “relentless, morbid campaign” against Israel. Trump National Security Adviser John Bolton to oppose the creation of the body, when he served as U.S. Ambassador to the U. N. under President George W. Bush.
The UNHRC, meanwhile, opened its session on Monday with a blistering attack of Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad, the outrageous U. N. high Commissioner for human rights, on Trump’s immigration policy – calling the policy of the separation of children from their parents at the U.S. southern border “.”
Trump is the subject of intense criticism both domestically and on the international stage, politics.
The move to leave the UNHRC, a wide Trump administration pattern of the step extending back from international agreements and forums under the President’s “America First” policy.
Since taking office, the government has announced its withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, the U. N. educational and cultural organization and the Iran nuclear deal. Other controversial moves, slapping tariffs on steel and aluminum with the main trading partners, the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the U.S. Embassy to the Holy city of Tel Aviv.
Haley was the driving force behind the current movement, which would never in the 12-year history of the Council. No country has ever dropped out voluntarily. Libya was kicked out seven years ago.
The move is the perception could amplify that the Trump management is seeking to advance Israel’s agenda on the world stage as it prepares to reveal its long-awaited peace plan, despite Palestinian outrage over the Embassy’s move. Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, visited the Middle East this week, as the White house works to the foundations for the unveiling of the plan.
Fox News’ rich Edson and Ben Evansky and the Associated Press contributed to this report.