Friday, March 17, 2006


UN creates new rights body

`The United Nations General Assembly created a new UN human rights body by an overwhelming majority today, ignoring objections from the United States.

Ambassadors broke out in sustained applause when the vote was announced: 170-4 with 3 abstentions. Joining the United States in a “no” vote were Israel, Marshall Islands and Palau – but not American allies in Europe or Australia and Canada.

Belarus, Iran and Venezuela abstained.’

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