Breaking News. US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council


The Trump administration has just announced its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council, making good on a pledge to leave a body it has long accused of hypocrisy and criticized as biased against Israel, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley will discuss the withdrawal at the State Department in Washington at 5 p.m., the people said. They asked not to be identified previewing a decision that hadn’t yet been made public.
The 47-member council, created in 2006 and based in Geneva, began its latest session on Monday with a broadside against President Donald Trump’s immigration policy by the UN’s high commissioner for human rights. He called the policy of separating children from parents crossing the southern border illegally “unconscionable.”


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