The US can withdraw from the Council on human rights UN

The US can withdraw from the Council on human rights UN

Today, June 6, in Geneva, the opening of the 35th session of the subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly – Council on human rights. This series of meetings could be the last for the United States, because just last week the permanent Chairman of the United States to the UN , Nikki Haley said that her present state is thinking about leaving the Council.

And one of the main reasons for this was the growing dissatisfaction of the American side because of «anti-Israel bias». According to the United States, members of the Council too frowns on Israel, America’s ally. The sessions are quite often raised the issue of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and believes Hayley, the Council should discontinue its practice of criticizing Israel.

“When the Council takes over 70 resolutions against Israel, as a country with strong human rights, and only seven resolutions against Iran, a country with a horrendous human rights – you know, something here not so,” said Nikki Haley, in his article for newspaper the Washington Post.

It is noteworthy that often the only voice, which given against such resolutions regarding Israel, belongs to the United States.

In addition to the Israel question, Hayley «confuse» the membership of countries such as Cuba and Venezuela, and she urged the Council to consider the serious human rights violations in these countries.

The U.S. Ambassador to “difficult to accept” that while against Israel is adopted five resolutions against the administration of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, against which the authorities in the country right now there are mass protests – none.

Nikki Haley urged the Council to adopt “the most stringent resolution on the critical situation of human rights in Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Belarus and Ukraine.”

And if the Council for human rights of the UN in a short time will not eliminate the «anti-Israel bias» and not to reform its composition, then, as promised to Hayley, after a three week Geneva session Washington have begun to seriously consider leaving the Council.