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Previously, Ambassador Nikki Haley stated that the US was withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), as was is "not worthy of its name," also stressing that the organization was deeply "hypocritical" informs citing Sputnik.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated that the move was a considerable blow to the reputation of the US as a defender of human rights.

"The United States has once again inflicted a powerful blow to its own reputation as a defender of human rights and demonstrated a deep disregard not only for the Human Rights Council but for the UN and the structures that are part of it," she said on Wednesday during an official briefing.

Zakharova also added that the US demonstrated double standards, trying to ram its position through, and expressed hope, that the Council would work effectively without Washington's participation.

The UN Human Rights Council has reacted on Twitter, calling Washington’s exit "disappointing," adding that "the US should be stepping up, not stepping back."

On Tuesday, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced that Washington would be withdrawing from the UNHRC. Haley denounced the organization as hypocritical, saying that it protected Cuba, the Democratic Republic of Congo, China, and Venezuela, which "abused human rights, displaying bias toward Israel at the same time.

2018.06.20 / 14:55
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