MOSCOW, June 20. /TASS/. The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko called the US withdrawal from the UN Council on human rights (HRC) a dangerous tendency to disregard existing international institutions and said that another of the globe for Americans is not.
“There is a dangerous tendency to disregard existing international institutions, the leveling of these institutions and the undermining of existing international rules and regulations in various fields. Where there is the slogan “America above all”, the U.S. is losing interest in these institutions”, – said Matvienko reporters on Wednesday. “Dear Americans, we have another globe for you there,” she continued.
The Senator added that the world is like it is, and urged the U.S. to build a dialogue with all peoples. “Like Venezuela, Cuba or dislike, it is our common planet and one globe. Let’s learn to work with all peoples to defend their positions. You cannot have dictatorship, you can not try to the last to preserve hegemony, including in such important UN institution,” said the Senator.
Matvienko stressed that the trend of destruction of the existing international institutions can lead to chaos.
The US withdrawal from UN human rights Council
Earlier the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, speaking to reporters at the state Department, announced the country’s withdrawal from the Geneva-based Council on human rights. In recent months, Washington has repeatedly acted with criticism of the UNHRC. The American authorities have accused the body of bias towards the United States and Israel. The Secretary-General of the world organization, antónio Guterres on Wednesday expressed disappointment with the decision of the us authorities.
Russia was a member of the Council for human rights until December 2016, but was unable to seek re-election for a new term.
Commenting on the US withdrawal from UN human rights Council, permanent mission to the UN announced the intention of Russia to seek membership of the Council for the years 2021-2023.