US clashes with Russia on UN human rights debate

US clashes with Russia on UN human rights debateRussia threw up a hurdle Monday in a US plan to hold a high-profile debate later this month on human rights during the US presidency of the UN Security Council. US Ambassador Nikki Haley wants to schedule the human rights debate for April 18, but the council adopted a program of work for the month without putting it on the agenda. Russian charge d’affaires Petr Iliichev said he was open to discussion on the scope of the debate and argued that the UN Human Rights Council — not the Security Council — was the venue for the meeting.



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