Mike Pompeo & U.S. Ambassador To The UN Deliver Remarks About UN Human Rights Council | TIME
Pompeo condemned the election of Venezuela’s representative to the UN Human Rights Council
The election of a representative of the Maduro regime to the UN HRC undermines the credibility of the international organization
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the election of Venezuela’s representative to the UN Human Rights Council (UN HRC) a “heavy blow” not only to the victims of the Nicolas Maduro regime, but also to the global human rights movement. This is stated in a statement by Pompeo, published on Thursday on the website of the Department of State..
Pompeo recalled that a report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, released last July, documented flagrant violations of civil rights committed by the Maduro regime in Venezuela. However, “Maduro shamelessly attempted to secure a seat on the UN HRC in an attempt to block any restrictions on his repressive control over the Venezuelan people,” writes Mike Pompeo.
In his words, it is especially tragic that other countries voted to appoint a representative of the Maduro government to the HRC. “This is a heavy blow not only to the victims of the Venezuelan regime, but also to the entire world human rights movement,” the head of the State Department said in a statement..
The US strongly supports multilateral organizations defending human rights, the secretary of state recalls. The election of Maduro’s representative to the HRC is a farce that further undermines the already fragile credibility of the body..
“We want to work with our allies and partners to support Interim President Guaido of Venezuela in restoring human rights and democracy in Venezuela,” added Mike Pompeo.
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