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US State Department touts victories on UN Human Rights Council

Along with 52 nations, the United States signed a statement calling out Iran and Russia.

The seal of the U.S. Department of State. Credit: Christopher E. Zimmer/Shutterstock.
The seal of the U.S. Department of State. Credit: Christopher E. Zimmer/Shutterstock.

With the conclusion of the 53rd session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, the U.S. State Department described its accomplishments, some of which involved Israel and other Middle Eastern countries.

Iran and Syria received scrutiny from the council.

In a statement, the U.S. State Department said of Syria that “the United States continued to draw attention to the dire situation in the country. We welcomed the Commission of Inquiry’s report calling attention to continued abuses against refugees, as well as the ongoing torture and abuse in regime detention facilities.”

Along with 52 nations, the United States signed a statement calling out Iran for “the alarming use of the death penalty” and another against the Islamic regime’s drone-buying ally Russia for “human-rights abuses and atrocities in Ukraine.”

The State Department also highlighted efforts to fight anti-Israel bias, including a joint statement with 27 countries “expressing deep concern about the open-ended Commission of Inquiry on Israel created in May 2021.”

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