The Trump Administration has declare U.S. draw from the UN Human Rights Council now, accusing the council of bias and hypocrisy. Secretary of State Pompeo and Ambassador Haley will make their announcement today at 5pm.
As reported by bloomberg.com
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley plan to declare the withdrawal in the State Department in Washington at 5 p.m., the people said. They asked not to be identified talking a determination that hadn’t been made public.
The 47-member council, located in Geneva and created in 2006, began its most recent session on Monday with a broadside against President Donald Trump’s immigration policy from the UN’s high commissioner for human rights.
The U.S. withdrawal was anticipated. National Security Adviser John Bolton compared the body’s creation when he was U.S. ambassador to the UN in 2006.
In a speech to the council last year, Haley called the body out for what she said was its”persistent, pathological campaign” from Israel. She has also called for techniques to divert members of the council that have poor human rights records themselves.
Yesterday, the UN High Commissioner expressed his worries regarding the alleged separation of families at the U.S. border, calling it”unconscionable.”