U.S. withdraws from U.N. Human Rights Council

National News

The United States is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council citing “chronic bias against Israel,” U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Tuesday.

Her announcement makes good on repeated threats to leave the 47-member body that Haley slammed as “hypocritical and self-serving.”

“For too long, the Human Rights Council has been a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias,” Haley said, according to remarks prepared for delivery, adding that the “essential reforms” that would have ensured continued U.S. participation had not been achieved.

“Therefore, as we said we would do a year ago, if we did not see any progress, the United States is officially withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council,” Haley said.

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