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Saturday, June 16, 2018

The U.S. Announces Its Intent To Leave The United Nation’s Human Rights Council

From OANN:
The U.S. is pulling its membership from the United Nation’s Human Rights Council, and cites alleged discrimination against Israel, one of America’s allies. 
The U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, announced the decision this week following previous disputes with the organization over what she calls, “chronic anti-Israel bias,” according to new reports. 
Most recently, the Ambassador was one of the few representatives opposing a measure which requested an official investigation into allegations accusing Israel of excessive force. 
In December, Haley chastised members of the group for voting in favor of a proposed measure which would have condemned President Trump, regarding his move of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. 
“The United States will remember in which it was singled-out for attack in the General Assembly, for the very act of expressing our right as a sovereign nation,” she said last year, regarding the President’s relocation of the U.S. embassy. 
As the agency’s largest contributor, the U.S. pays more to the UN than any other participating member State, which Haley used as ammunition as she called for revisions to the body. 
She asked the Board to make expelling potential human rights abusers easier, specifically referring to China, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. 
Simultaneously, the Ambassador reminded the organization of Israel’s strong record of human rights, despite dozens of resolutions against the country. 
The last time the U.S. exited the Council was under former-President George W. Bush, although it was later reversed by the Obama administration. 
There is not set date for when the U.S. will formally make its split from the UN’s sub-group, but Haley is calling it, “imminent.”
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