U.S. to Withdraw From Anti-Israel U.N. Human Rights Council

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June 19, 2018Jun 19, 2018

The United States will withdraw from the openly anti-Israel United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, NBC News reported.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has spoken bluntly about the council’s bias against Israel and told the body that the United States would be evaluating its membership.

"When the Human Rights Council treats Israel worse than North Korea, Iran, and Syria, it is the Council itself that is foolish and unworthy of its name. It is time for the countries who know better to demand changes,” Haley said in March. “The United States continues to evaluate our membership in the Human Rights Council.”

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Haley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are expected to make an announcement at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

It’s not just the Trump administration who observed the problems with the U.N. Human Rights Council.

“Previous administrations have also expressed concerns regarding the U.N. Human Rights Council — often questioning the willingness to have notorious human rights abusers as members of the council,” NBC News reported.

Haley is reportedly the “driving force” behind the U.S. withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council. The withdrawal will be historic as no nation has ever voluntarily left. The last country to be kicked out was Libya years ago.

Haley has also threatened to pull funding from the United Nations entirely over the glaring bias against Israel.

It shouldn’t come as a total surprise to other nations as Haley issued a stern warning as recently as March.

“Our patience is not unlimited,” she said.

It seems she wasn’t bluffing.

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