June 19, 2018 / 9:13 PM / 3 months ago

U.S. withdraws from U.N. Human Rights Council: U.S. Ambassador Haley

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States withdrew from the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday after no other countries “had the courage to join our fight” to reform the “hypocritical and self-serving” body, said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses a United Nations General Assembly meeting ahead of a vote on a draft resolution that would deplore the use of excessive force by Israeli troops against Palestinian civilians at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar

“In doing so, I want to make it crystal clear that this step is not a retreat from our human rights commitments,” Haley said.

Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Eric Beech

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