Ambassadør Nikki Haley kundgjorde tirsdag, at USA trækker sig fra FNs menneskerettighedsråd. Et år med forhandlinger har ikke ført noget med sig, sagde Haley.
The Trump administration withdrew the U.S. from the United Nations Human Rights Council, with U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley calling the 47-member council “a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias.”
Haley noted the move came after a year where “we did not see any progress.”
USA er træt af at rådet konstant hamrer på Israels fejltrin og at det er nogle af verdens værste menneskerettighedsbrydere, der står for klagerne. Haley kaldte besættelsen af Israel for patologisk.
Haley last year slammed the body for its “relentless, pathological campaign” against Israel. Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton opposed the creation of the body when he served as the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. under President George W. Bush.
“The U.N. Human Rights Council is headed up by some of the worst human rights violators in the world. They are actually in the leadership of the Council year after year after year,” Republican Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford. “They are anti-Israel, over and over again. That is their constant drumbeat. So, I get it, we can try to be there, so we can try to be a participant in it. But when you are there, we vote no every time, and it just becomes a problem every time as well. So it doesn’t seem to make a difference whether we are there or not there.”