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Offbeat When, not if: U.S. poised to quit UN's human rights council

00:26  16 june  2018
00:26  16 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Human Rights Council spokesman Rolando Gomez said there have been "a lot of rumours and a lot of speculation" about a U . S . pullout, but "we have no A key question will be where a U . S . pullout would leave Israel if its biggest and most powerful defender abandons its voting rights or drops out of the

Diplomats say the United States is about to quit the United Nation' s main human rights body, primarily over Washington' s claim that the Human Rights Council is But diplomats who requested anonymity said it appears more a matter of when , not if , the pullout threatened last year by the U . S . ambassador

American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, speaks to other members of the Security Council before posing for a photo wearing the jerseys of their country's soccer teams, Thursday, June 14, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia, who is the current president of the Security Council, organized the photo op in honor of the first day of the World Cup Soccer championship. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) © The Associated Press American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, speaks to other members of the Security Council before posing for a photo wearing the jerseys of their country's soccer teams, Thursday, June 14, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia, who is the current president of the Security Council, organized the photo op in honor of the first day of the World Cup Soccer championship. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

GENEVA — Diplomats say the United States is about to quit the United Nation's main human rights body, primarily over Washington's claim that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel.

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Human Rights Council spokesman Rolando Gomez said there have been "a lot of rumors and a lot of speculation" about a U . S . pullout A key question will be where a U . S . pullout would leave Israel if its biggest and most powerful defender abandons its voting rights or drops out of the council altogether.

GENEVA (AP) — Diplomats say the United States is about to quit the United Nation' s main human rights body, primarily over Washington' s claim that the Human Rights But diplomats who requested anonymity said it appears more a matter of when , not if , the pullout threatened last year by the U . S

The move would be the Trump administration's latest snub of the international community. The U.S. State Department said Friday no decision has been made to leave.

But diplomats who requested anonymity said it appears more a matter of when, not if, the pullout threatened last year by the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, will happen.

Never in the 12 years of the council has a serving member dropped out voluntarily. Seven years ago, in the midst of the Arab Spring, Moammar Gadhafi's Libya was kicked out with the approval of the U.N. General Assembly, which has final say.

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