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Venezuela warns that the US was unable to tolerate scrutiny of the UN Human Rights Council


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(AVN) – The Bolivarian Government, led by the President of the Republic, Nicolas Maduro, rejected the abrupt withdrawal of the United States (US) from the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN), announced on Tuesday.

In a statement, released by the Minister of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, the Executive noted that the American decision is because “it could not withstand the scrutiny” of the body that “did not conform to its claims of control and subordination ”
On the other hand, he denounced “the contempt expressed by the US regime towards multilateralism and its institutions”, while repudiating the separation of more than two thousand children from their parents and the confinement of minors in cages “by the mere fact of be immigrants.”

Below, the full statement:

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela denounces to the international community the contempt expressed by the regime of the United States of America towards multilateralism and its institutions, by abruptly withdrawing from the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.

The government that generates wars, death and destruction by natural resources and geopolitical domination, which maintains visible and clandestine torture centers, that blocks countries to suffer and distort the will of their People, which seeks to corral the Palestinian people, who expel and mistreat Millions of immigrants that could not stand the scrutiny of an international democratic body, which did not conform to its claims of control and subordination.

With this file, Washington’s membership in the Human Rights Council was already paradoxical. As a demonstration of this, its retirement takes place precisely at times when it is unable to show a halo of humanity with the more than two thousand children who have been separated from their parents and locked in cages like wild animals for the mere fact of being immigrants on the southern border. The world did not witness xenophobic acts so ruthless and inhumane since the Second World War.

Venezuela extends its solidarity and fraternal embrace to all children and their families who today suffer the persecution of a criminal regime that aims to take humanity to stages that were thought to have been overcome. The international community must preserve today more than ever multilateralism in the defense of international legality, including human rights. The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela highlights as a positive consequence that the Human Rights Council of the UN can now act without the disturbances, attempts of extortion and direct pressure from the main violator of human rights of humanity.

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