Venezuela Deplores US Withdrawal from Human Rights Council

Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro deplored the abrupt withdrawal of the United States from the Human Rights Council (HR) of the United Nations (UN). In a statement, released by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, the executive stated that the U.S. administration’s decision responds to its inability to recognize ”the results of the scrutiny of an international democratic body, which did not conform to its claims of control and subordination ”.

The membership of Washington in the Human Rights Council was already paradoxical, due to the large record of wars, death and destruction for natural resources and geopolitical domination, Arreaza said.

He also mentioned the visible and clandestine torture centers, the blockade of countries to make them suffer and to twist the will of their people, which aims to corner the Palestinian people, and expel millions of immigrants, he said.

Likewise, the Venezuelan authority denounced ‘the contempt expressed by the North American regime towards multilateralism and its institutions’, while repudiating the separation of more than 2,000 children from their parents, and the imprisonment of minors in cages ‘due to the mere fact of being immigrants’, actions of xenophobia not witnessed in the world since the World War II.

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