Nytt

Nikki Haley, USAs ambassadør til FN.

USA har ikke oppnådd de endringer av FNs menneskerettsråd som amerikanerne ønsket, og det ligger an til at USA trekker seg ut når rådets sesjon åpner i Geneve mandag.

Diplomatic sources said it was not a question of if but of when the United States retreats from the Human Rights Council, which is holding a three-week session through July 6. (…)

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, publicly told the Council a year ago that Washington might leave the body unless a “chronic anti-Israel bias” were removed.

The forum, set up in 2006, has a permanent standing agenda item on suspected violations committed by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories, which Washington wants removed.

Washington says the Council is stacked with opponents of Israel and boycotted it for three years under President George W. Bush before rejoining under Barack Obama in 2009.
EU har ikke klart å bli enig om en omforent posisjon. Belgia insisterer på å beholde Israel som et prioritert område.
The European Union failed to find a common position, mainly due to Belgium’s wish to keep Israel firmly on the agenda of each session, they said.

USA finner seg ikke lenger i at land som Saudi-Arabia, Venezuela og Kina kan herse med Israel, samtidig som de selv har et grusomt rulleblad.

 

U.S. expected to retreat from main U.N. rights forum: activists, diplomats