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U.S. to leave UN Human Rights Council

President Trump speaking
President Trump speaking on Space Force. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Trump administration is finalizing a plan to remove the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, according to Bloomberg citing two people familiar with the matter.

The big picture: The administration had long planned on leaving the council because of allegations that it was biased against Israel. In May, following news that Israeli soldiers killed 58 Palestinians on the Gaza strip, the U.S. blocked a U.N. call to investigate the deaths.

Editor's Note: This post has been corrected to fix an earlier headline that described the Human Rights Council as the Security Council.