BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced that the US is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council, at a press briefing held alongside US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.
Haley stressed that “we take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organisation that makes a mockery of human rights.”
The announcement comes following the Council’s vote last month to probe killings of Palestinian protesters in Gaza.
The move also follows criticism faced by Washington for detaining children separated from their migrant parents after entering the US from Mexico.
Nearly 2,000 children have been affected in the past six weeks.
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