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'US withdrawal from UNHCR betrayal of constitution'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to the United Nation Nikki Haley arrive at a press conference at the US Department of State in Washington DC on June 19, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

The United States' withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) is “foolish” and indicative of Washington's disregard for the welfare of the world’s population, says a political analyst.

“It is very odd that they would do this. I do not agree with that at all. I think it is very foolish to pull the United States out. I think it is a betrayal of the constitution and the people of the country that see the United Nations as a dialogue bridge, as an opportunity for conversations and discussions that are essential to keeping the peace," Scott Bennett, former US army psychological warfare officer, told Press TV in an interview on Wednesday.

He added that the United States unilaterally declaring that it is leaving the Council because of Israel is "an asinine decision."

Washington's withdrawal from UNHRC was announced by US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley alongside US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Tuesday. They criticized the body for being "hypocritical and self-serving" and called it a "poor defender of human rights."  


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