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Haley announces US withdrawal from the UN human rights Council
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, he blasted the Council for its ” politicized the scapegoat of the countries with positive human rights record.’
The Trump administration announced Tuesday it was the withdraw of the USA from the United Nations Human Rights Council, U. N. Ambassador Nikki Haley calls on the 47-member Council “protector of human rights abused, and a cesspool of political stripes.”
Haley took the motion came after a year where “we see no progress.”
Haley was the excerpt in the last year threatened to, citing long-standing U.S. complaints that the Council showed a “chronic bias” against Israel. Calling it “an organization that their name is not worth it,” Haley complained to the membership of countries such as China, Cuba, and Venezuela — have also been added, for violations of human rights.
The announcement, though, came only a day after the U. N. human rights chief condemned the Trump management for the separation of immigrant children from their parents.
“I don’t want to, it is clear glass that this step is a withdrawal from our commitments in the area of human rights. On The Contrary. We do not take this step because of our commitment allows us to remain part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights,” Haley said. “We are not making this decision lightly. When this administration began 17 months ago, we were aware of the enormous deficiencies in the Human Rights Council. We would have immediately pulled back. We have not done. Instead, we made a good faith effort to solve the problems.”
Haley said that if the Council does not reform, the United States, “happy again.”
“The human rights Council has long been the enemy of those who truly care about human rights around the world. The United States has proven to allow, once again, their commitment to truth and justice and your willingness to stand by the blind hatred of Israel in international institutions unchallenged,” Ambassador to the U. N. Danny Danon responded. “We would like to thank President Donald Trump, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Ambassador Nikki Haley for their guidance and call them to keep the moral majority in the UN, all of your institutions is responsible.”
Trump long and has been critical of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which he 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.
Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for Secretary-General, António Guterres, spoke for the larger U. N.: “The Secretary-General would much prefer for the United States in the human rights Council. The U. N. human rights architecture plays a very important role in the promotion and protection of human rights in the world”.
“The U. N. Human Rights Council, under the leadership of some of the worst human rights violators in the world. They are actually said in the leadership of the Council, year after year after year,” Oklahoma Republican sen. James Lankford,. “You are anti-Israel-over and over again. This is their constant drum beat. So, I get it, we can try to be there, so we can try to be a icipant. But if you are there, we don’t choose each and every time, and it is a problem, every time as well. So it doesn’t seem to make a difference, whether we are there or not be there.”
A senior official added that to do that, the U.S. gave the United Nations Human Rights Council, per year to the reform and said it had failed to do this.
The Council, according to the official, the human rights protects offenders and shows inclination in rendering decisions. The official claimed that countries such as China, Egypt and Russia worked to undermine the U.S. reform effort, the Council passed more resolutions this year to condemn Israel than Iran, Syria and North Korea.
The official says the trump administration believes that the stay in the Council, gives him credibility, and only if it reforms.
The move, a wide Trump administration pattern of the step extending back from international agreements and forums under the President’s “America First” policy.
Although many officials have repeatedly said that “America First means America Alone,” the administration has started from a number of multilateral agreements and consensuses since it will be his office.
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’ Andrew O’reilly, Rich Edson, Ben Evansky and The Associated Press contributed to this report.