Cuba, China and Russia were elected on Tuesday UN Human Rights Council – A move that branded the United States a “mockery” of the purpose of the body and proof that Washington was right to leave the church in 2018.
UN envoys with countries including Bolivia, France, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Senegal, Uzbekistan and the United Kingdom. All three countries with dictatorships and human rights abuses were elected by the General Assembly.
Saudi Arabia was on the ballot, but failed to garner enough support to win a seat.
The Geneva-based Council withdrew from the United States in June 2018, when then-UN Ambassador Nicky Haley described it as “a defender of human rights abuses, a politically motivated cesspool”.
On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the election “further confirms the US decision to protect and promote global human rights and to seize and use other space and opportunities.”
UN Ambassador Kelly Croft said it was “verifying” [Trump’s] Decided to leave the deeply decomposed body. “
“With members from China, Russia, Cuba and Venezuela, the Council mocks its mission and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” he said.
Last year, the UN General Assembly elected Libya, Sudan and Venezuela to the council. Venezuela called the election a craft, a country caught up in poverty and human rights abuses, an “embarrassment”.
The United States has sought to retreat against human rights abuses, particularly in China, persecuting religious minorities in Beijing’s Xinjiang province and highlighting its repression against protesters in Hong Kong. It has imposed a number of sanctions on Chinese officials.
“Our obligations are clearly stated in the UN Declaration and in our record of action,” Pompeo said. “The United States is a force for good in the world and will always be.”
Meanwhile, the Chinese mission welcomed the move, saying it “truly appreciates the strong support of broad UN members.”
The Communist regime promised to work with other members to advance the work of the Council for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.
In July, 53 countries voted in favor of China at the Cuban-led UN National Security Act – A law that formed the basis of the oppression of the people of Hong Kong.
Ben Evansky of Fox News contributed to this report.