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The US Is Leaving The United Nations Human Rights Council

Ambassador Nikki Haley announced Tuesday the U.S. is leaving the U.N. Human Rights Council over a perceived anti-Israel bias.
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The US Is Leaving The United Nations Human Rights Council

The U.S. is leaving the United Nations Human Rights Council, citing an "anti-Israel bias."

U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley announced the move Tuesday at the Department of State. She cited the council's "Agenda Item Seven." That item requires the council to debate alleged Israeli abuses against Palestinians at each of its sessions. 

Haley said the U.S. would continue to defend human rights, even though it won't be a member of the council. She also said if the council is reformed, the U.S. would be "happy" to rejoin.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN