Russia said on Wednesday that US’ withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council was a considerable blow to the reputation of Washington as a “defender of human rights.”
Previously, Ambassador Nikki Haley stated that the US is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), as it is “not worthy of its name,” also stressing that the organization was deeply “hypocritical”
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.”
“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,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday during an official briefing.
Zakharova also added that the US demonstrated double standards, trying to ram its position through.