The United States has announced its departure from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), an extremist U.N. body that promotes dictatorships, supports Islamist regimes, and empowers the world’s most ruthless human rights abusers.
In a joint statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced the departure and explained why the U.S. would no longer take part in the U.N. institution.
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“Human rights abusers continue to serve on and be elected to the council,” Ambassador Haley explained. “The world’s most inhumane regimes continue to escape scrutiny.”
Haley pointed to the UNHRC’s anti-Israel obsession in outlining its corruption. From 2012 to 2016, the UNHRC adopted 123 condemnatory resolutions against specific countries. 103 of those 123 resolutions singled out Israel.
“We have no doubt that there was once a noble vision for this council. But today we need to be honest. The Human Rights Council is a poor defender of human rights. Worse than that, the Human Rights Council has become an exercise in shameless hypocrisy,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement announcing the withdrawal.
Secretary Pompeo went on to describe how the world’s worst dictatorships manipulated the UNHRC to achieve their political goals.
Its current membership roster includes individual human rights abusers and a significant number of authoritarian regimes and Islamic supremacist states such as China, Cuba, Pakistan, Qatar, and Venezuela.