The United States has withdrawn from the United nations’ top human rights body accusing it of “chronic bias” against Israel, in a move that was described as regrettable by foreign leaders.
The decision to pull out of the UN Human Rights Council was announced on Tuesday by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN.
‘We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of t hypocritical and self-serving organisation that makes a mockery of human rights,” she said.
The European Union said the move “risks undermining the role of the US as a champion and supporter of democracy on the world state”, while British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called it “regrettable”.
On the other hand , Israel, a major ally of the US, praised Washington’s “courageous” move.