Jul 18, 2018

Nikki Haley: Human Rights Council is UN's greatest failure

Nikki Haley announcing the decision to leave the Human Rights council

Nikki Haley announcing the U.S. leaving the Human Rights Council. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Nikki Haley called the United Nation's Human Rights Council the organization's "greatest failure" and said the United States left because the U.S. provided the "last shred of accountability" the council had.

The big picture: Haley doubled down on her defense of the U.S.' decision to leave the council last month when she said it had a bias against Israel. She also said the council has defended and partnered with human rights violators in Cuba, China, Venezuela and Russia, calling the council's actions those of "political corruption."

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