Having pulled out of UNHRC, Bolton says US will now cut its funding

In latest blow to United Nations bodies, Trump's national security adviser says administration will 'de-fund' council accused of anti-Israel bias and office of UN rights chief

US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said Thursday that the United States will cut funding for the UN Human Right Council and for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in the administration’s latest blow against the United Nations.

“We are going to de-fund the Human Rights Council,” Bolton said in an interview with the Associated Press, while warning that other UN agencies could also be up for cuts in US funding.

The Trump administration pulled out of the 47-member body in June, accusing it of anti-Israel bias and of allowing countries with poor human rights records to be among its members.

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