The United Nations Human Rights Council famously counts among its members countries like China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. Foreign Policy reports Tuesday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is demanding reform.
— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) March 14, 2017
The correspondence, obtained by Foreign Policy, explains the Trump administration’s rationale for considering a departure from the 47-member organization. An immediate withdrawal from the Council, however, is not imminent, multiple State Department aides told FP. The Council has a small window of time to redeem itself in the eyes of Washington.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 14, 2017
— Peggy Todd (@redreader5346) March 14, 2017
— Lynn Beckman (@lynn1219) March 14, 2017
Also on Tuesday, President Trump meet with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, with his Arabic-speaking aide seated at the head of the table:
Dina Powell, the Arabic-speaking top Trump aide, is seated at the head of the table in his lunch with the Saudi Deputy Crown Prince pic.twitter.com/pDCeAZFpvj
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) March 14, 2017
@Kevinliptakcnn No Tillerson or Tillerson aid? Seems it may be important to have State Dept presence.
— Hink (@Austin_Hinkley_) March 14, 2017
— Steve Uhlman (@SteveU_52) March 14, 2017
It looks bleak at the State Department:
JUST when you think the State Department decor is bleak as all get-out… pic.twitter.com/xV3wNRsQYh
— Michelle Kosinski (@MichLKosinski) March 14, 2017