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US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

Trump made the right decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council — but right now he needs to look in the mirror

Opinion: The US was right to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council. The optics of leaving right now, with the current border crisis, are far from optimal. Even so, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and the administration made the right decision, if not at the best time.
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya (C) votes yes for a Russian proposed draft resolution that would 'condemn the aggression against Syria by the U.S. and its allies' during a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City.

Russia wants to swoop in on the empty spot left by the US on the UN Human Rights Council

Russia put forward its candidacy for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council following the US' dramatic withdrawal on Tuesday. Russia said the US had attempted to use the council as a "tool to promote only their interests" and punish unfavorable countries.

US ditches the UN’s Human Rights Council and calls it ‘hypocritical and self-serving’ on its way out the door

The US officially withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, citing the organization's political bias against its ally Israel. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley added that Israel is "singled out in a way that no other country is singled out."