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US seeks seat on UN Human Rights Council three years after Trump withdrawal

The United States is seeking election to the UN Human Rights Council, three years after former president Donald Trump’s administration withdrew, America’s top diplomat told the rights body on Wednesday.“I’m pleased to announce the United States will seek election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 term,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the council in a video message.“We humbly ask for the support of all UN member states in our bid to return to a seat in this body.”The US…


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