Haley: the United States is following countries that violate human rights

Haley: the United States is following countries that violate human rights

UN 20 APR. /TASS/. The United States is watching the governments of the countries in which Washington sees human rights violations.

This was stated on Friday by the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, commenting on the publication of the U.S. Department of state report, which assesses the situation of human rights in 199 countries and territories.

“The protection and promotion of human rights are the basis of American values. We will continue to challenge the most vicious in the world to human rights violators such as Iran, China, Syria, Venezuela and North Korea. Publication of the report serves as a warning inhumane governments that the United States is watching them, and reminds victims of human rights violations that we will continue to stand on their side,” — said in a written statement, Haley, circulated by the permanent mission of the United States.

The state Department announced on Friday its next annual report on human rights in a world that is criticized above all Syria, Myanmar, North Korea, China, Iran, Turkey, Venezuela and Russia.

As stated in this document, “the Russian Federation is a highly centralized authoritarian political system, dominated by President Vladimir Putin.” In this case both the upper and lower chambers of the Federal Assembly of Russia — Federation Council and the State Duma — “are not independent from the Executive branch of government,” says foreign Ministry the United States.

In the Preface to the report, compiled on behalf of the acting U.S. Secretary of state John Sullivan, “the governments of China, Russia, Iran and North Korea” are characterized as violators of the rights and freedoms of its own population “on a daily basis.” The governments of these four States are the “forces of instability”, says the acting chief of American diplomacy.