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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley gave an address at The Heritage Foundation on Wednesday on the U.S.’ decision to withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council, which she claims is the organization’s “greatest failure.”

Haley, along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, announced the formal withdraw on June 19, saying the council had become grossly politicized and in turn failed to seriously address any real global human rights concerns.

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The U.S. called on the organization to reform and make efforts to change these aspects, but their calls were not heeded.

“The Human Rights Council is the U.N.’s greatest failure,” Haley said Wednesday.

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She reiterated her main two reasons for the withdraw, the first being the irony that major human rights abusers were themselves on the council, citing Venezuela, Cuba and China specifically.

“The other countries [on the council] lack the courage to make a difference,” she told those at the event sponsored by The Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy think tank in Washington, D.C.

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Haley claimed the second catalyst for withdraw was the council’s persistent efforts to delegitimize Israel, referring to the body’s Agenda Item 7: “Human rights...
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