Vice President Mike Pence attacked the UN Human Rights Council, and his speech only complemented the President’s appearance. His speech filled headlines across the country, and Pence spoke in the name of all Americans.
“The Human Rights Council has become a forum for anti-Semitism and invective against Israel. The council’s agenda item seven actually singles out Israel for discussion at every single meeting, something no other country must endure. As evidence, the Human Rights Council has passed more than 70 resolutions condemning Israel, while largely ignoring the world’s worst human rights abusers,” Pence said.
He went on talking about human rights violators passing judgement on Israel, noting that the council should no longer use its name. these are strong words, but Pence has a clear point. He can no longer tolerate this, and the problem gets more and more serious.
— Vice President Pence (@VP) September 20, 2017
The Vice President said that the United Nations Human Rights Council gathers and even welcomes some of the worst human rights violators in the world. We’d all agree that the majority of the council’s members can’t even meet the basic human rights standards. Pence shares the same opinion.
“Cuba sits on the Human Rights Council, an oppressive regime that has repressed its people and jailed political opponents for more than half a century. Venezuela sits on the Human Rights Council, a dictatorship that undermines democracy at every turn, imprisons political opponents, and as we speak is advancing policies that worsen deprivation and poverty that’s costing the lives of innocent men, women, and children,” the Vice President noted.
Pence encouraged the UN to act quickly, because the world is in its worst condition ever. He spoke about Eastern Europe, focusing on Russia and its neighbors. The Radical Islamic terrorism infects entire nations. We’re disgusted by the “barbarous attacks in Barcelona, Paris, and London.”
North Korea was next on his list, and Pence spoke about Kim Jong-un and his dream to create the ultimate missile. However, he didn’t forget to praise the UN for its diplomatic pressure on North Korea.
What do you think about this? Do you think Pence is right? Do you agree with him? How will you describe his UN speech?
H/T World Politic US