United States of America have recently announced a decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), claiming they will no longer tolerate bias against Israel. Rumors of such an intention have long been on everyone’s lips, but the ultimate decision arrived just now. On June 19, 2018, Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State, and Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations, have made a resonance statement at the State Department.
Reportedly, USA have been threatening to leave the council for several months, requiring UNHRC to cease bias against Israel and to give greater attention to Syria, Iran and North Korea. Nikki Haley has made a formal announcement at that point, which said: “When the Human Rights Council treats Israel worse than Iran, Syria and North Korea, it is the council itself that is foolish and unworthy of its name. patience of the White House is not unlimited. Today’s actions make clear that the organization lacks the credibility needed to be a true advocate for human rights.”
As far as UNHRC has not shown any apparent changes in their policy, was compelled to disengage from the UN organization. US Ambassador to the United Nations Haley has once again commented the decision: “I want to make it crystal clear that this step is not a retreat from our human rights commitments. But on the contrary, USA takes this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights. It should be noted here that The United States could stay within the UNHRC as a non-voting observer member, but instead, they have chosen to blatantly withdraw from the organization.