FILE - This is a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2008 file photo, showing a general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the Unite...
FILE - This is a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2008 file photo, showing a general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomats say the United States is about to quit the United Nation’s main human rights body, primarily over Washington’s claim that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel. The move would be the Trump administration’s latest snub of the international community. The U.S. State Department said Friday, June 15, 2018 no decision has been made to leave. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)
American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, speaks to other members of the Security Council before posing for a photo wearing the j...
American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, speaks to other members of the Security Council before posing for a photo wearing the jerseys of their country's soccer teams, Thursday, June 14, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia, who is the current president of the Security Council, organized the photo op in honor of the first day of the World Cup Soccer championship. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.
Officials say Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will deliver the verdict on membership in the U.N. Human Rights Council in a joint appearance at the State Department on Tuesday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly preview the decision.
Haley threatened the pullout last year citing longstanding U.S. complaints that the council is biased against Israel. But Tuesday's announcement also comes just a day after the U.N. human rights chief denounced the Trump administration for separating migrant children from their parents.