Zakharova accused the U.S. of violating the standards of conduct in the international arena

The United States withdrew from the UN Council on human rights (HRC), responsible for multilateral cooperation in the field of human rights, said today, June 20, at a briefing in Samara, the Director of the information Department of the foreign Ministry of Russia Maria Zakharova.

#Zakharova: for the Second time in the history of the UN Council on human rights (established in 2006), the United States withdrew from the work in this key inter-governmental UN body responsible for the issues of establishing multilateral cooperation in the human rights field

— Russian foreign Ministry 🇷🇺 (@MID_RF) June 20, 2018

The US withdrawal from the UN Council she was not surprised, because, according to her, they planned to change the composition of the international human rights body so that it answered their purpose. American colleagues want to cooperate only with those who share their interests, said the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry.

#Zakharova: For us, the US withdrawal from the HRC was not a surprise. Precedent UNESCO, and now the HRC confirms that the US is ready to interact only with those multilateral mechanisms and on the issues that meet the interests of Washington

— Russian foreign Ministry 🇷🇺 (@MID_RF) June 20, 2018

About Washington’s decision announced yesterday, June 19, the U.S. permanent representative to the UN , Nikki Haley. This step is the permanent representative argued that many of the members of the HRC biased in their judgments, especially in matters relating to Israel. While Haley said that the United States will continue to fulfill its obligations to protect human rights.

Zakharova argues that the United States does not want to admit their own internal problems in this area. Also the representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia accused the United States in flagrant violation of universal norms of civilized behavior in the international arena after the us state Department statements about 150 political prisoners in Russia.

On the US withdrawal from the UN responded to many representatives of the world community. The Secretary General, antónio Guterres noted that he would like to America changed her mind. And the UN high Commissioner for human rights Zeid RA’ad al-Hussein admitted that he was disappointed in her step.