“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.” Nikki Haley said in an announcement at the State Department alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “The United States continues to evaluate our membership in the Human Rights Council. Our patience is not unlimited.”
The development leaves Nikki Haley diplomatically isolated on a key American priority and increases the likelihood that the United States will withdraw from yet another international institution that enjoys the backing of Washington’s key allies, according to several U.N.-based diplomats.
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has rejected criticism of the world body’s participation at Syrian peace talks in the Russian resort city of Sochi, praising the outcome of the discussions. Guterres appreciated Russia’s engagement with the UN regarding the Syria talks.