June 19, 2018 / 10:33 PM / 8 months ago

Johnson says U.S. withdrawal from U.N. Human Rights Council 'regrettable'

FILE PHOTO - Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

(Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that the U.S. decision to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council was “regrettable” and that the UK’s support for the council remained steadfast.

“We’ve made no secret of the fact that the UK wants to see reform of the Human Rights Council, but we are committed to working to strengthen the Council from within,” Johnson said in a statement.

Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Cooney

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