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US Alone in Opposing UN Refugee Text Over Sovereignty Concerns

The United States was the only country on Tuesday to oppose an annual draft U.N. General Assembly resolution on the work of the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) because it said elements of the text ran counter to the Trump administration's sovereign interests. The resolution has generally been approved by consensus for more than 60 years. But this year Washington asked for a vote. The draft text was adopted by the General Assembly human rights committee with 176 votes in favor, while...

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