U.S. withdraws from UN council
Above, Nikki Haley with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
September 2018 – “A cesspool of political bias.” That’s how Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, described the Human Rights Council just before she announced that the U.S. is withdrawing from the council.
One reason for withdrawal, Haley stated, is the council’s repeated acceptance and protection of countries with human rights problems, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Venezuela.
Haley added the council’s mistreatment of Israel as reason for the withdrawal, calling it a “chronic bias” against Israel.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated, “Since its creation, the council has adopted more resolutions condemning Israel than against the rest of the world combined.”