U.S. Asks for UN Official's Resignation for Comments on Boston Blasts

(Press Trust of India) The U.S. has demanded the resignation of senior UN human rights official Richard Falk for his comments on the Boston bombings, which he blamed on American policy in the Middle East. "The United States completely rejects the provocative and offensive commentary by Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories, regarding the recent terrorist attack in Boston, Massachusetts," Erin Pelton, the U.S. spokesman at the UN, said in a statement. "The U.S. had previously called for Falk's resignation for his numerous outrageous statements, and these comments underscore once more the absurdity of his service as a UN Special Rapporteur." Falk wrote on Foreignpolicyjournal.com: "As long as Tel Aviv has the compliant ear of the American political establishment, those who wish for peace and justice in the world should not rest easy," and implied that the Boston terror attack was a justified response to U.S. policies in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.

2013-04-24 00:00:00

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