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Pence Rips UN's Human Rights Council: 'Doesn't Deserve Its Name'

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By    |   Wednesday, 20 September 2017 02:33 PM

Vice President Mike Pence slammed the United Nation's Human Rights Council saying it "doesn't deserve its name."

He said the council has welcomed "many of the worst human rights violators in the world."

His remarks came in a Wednesday address to the UN Security Council.

"The truth is, the Human Rights Council doesn't deserve its name," Pence said. "As we look at the membership of the council today, we see nations that betray these timeless principles upon which this institution was founded.

"A clear majority of the Human Rights Council's members fail to meet even the most basic human rights standards."

"Cuba sits on the Human Rights Council, an oppressive regime that has repressed its people and jailed political opponents for almost half a century. Venezuela sits on the Human Rights Council, a dictatorship that undermines Democracy at every turn."

And CNN reported the vice president also ripped into the council for his dealings with Israel.

"The Human Rights Council has become a focus of anti-Semitism, an invective against Israel," Pence said,

He called on the UN to reform the council's members and overall operations.

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