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NEW YORK – Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon criticized the election of Venezuela as a member of the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday.
“The absurdity at the UN knows no limits – Venezuela is the biggest ally of Iran and North Korea,” he said.
The UN General Assembly voted to elect 18 new members to the council. A hundred and thirty-one states voted in favor of electing Venezuela as a member.
“We must remember this day the next time the UN condemns Israel,” Danon said. “When a country like Venezuela, which suppresses its own people, forbids freedom of the press and detains members of the opposition, becomes a member of the Human Rights Council, it comes as no surprise that this council condemns Israel more than any other country in the world.”
The ambassador also said that “the only connection between these countries and human rights is how much they excel at violating them.”
“We will continue to raise our voice, refute every lie, and expose the real face of those who have the audacity to lecture us at every opportunity at the UN,” Danon said.