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  • The Biden administration is continuing its push to re engage with international organizations, this time by seeking a seat at the table within the U.

  • N Human Rights Council.

  • But Washington also says it will try to shield its ally Israel if it's successful, upholding some criticism of the U.

  • N body made by former President Donald Trump.

  • Trump quit the council in 2018, and the Biden government has already returned as an observer but is now angling for election to the council again.

  • US.

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to the U.

  • N via video conference.

  • I'm pleased to announce the United States will seek election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022 to 2024 term.

  • We humbly ask for the support of all U.

  • N.

  • Member states in our bid to return to a seat in this body.

  • Elections for three year membership on the 47 member Council, a do at the U.

  • N.

  • General Assembly in October.

  • If re elected, the Biden administration said it hopes to eliminate what it calls disproportionate focus on Israel.

  • The council has a standalone item on the Palestinian territories on its agenda.

  • Every session show them it's the only issue with such treatment, something that both Democratic and Republican administrations have opposed.

  • The Philippines and Venezuela are both members of the body but are also currently under formal scrutiny by the council.

  • Blinken also reiterated U.

  • S calls for Russia to release opposition figure Alexei Navalny on most detained during protests.

  • Aun said Washington would denounce atrocities in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, where activists and U.

  • N experts say one million Muslim wigger Zehr held in camps.

The Biden administration is continuing its push to re engage with international organizations, this time by seeking a seat at the table within the U.

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U.S. aims to return to U.N. rights body, shield Israel

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