U.S. moves to rejoin UN rights council, reversing Trump anew

Associated Press |
Published: 02.08.21 , 08:04
The Biden administration is set to announce this week that it will reengage with the much-maligned U.N. Human Rights Council that former President Donald Trump withdrew from almost three years ago, U.S. officials said. The decision reverses another Trump-era move away from multilateral organizations and agreements.
U..S. officials said Sunday that Secretary of State Antony Blinken and a senior U.S. diplomat in Geneva will announce on Monday that Washington will return to the Geneva-based body as an observer with an eye toward seeking election as a full member.
The decision is likely to draw criticism from conservative lawmakers and many in the pro-Israel community.