A senior human rights official from the United Nations has been urged to resign by the U.S. for his alleged comments about the bombings in Boston last week. The official allegedly put the blame for the attacks on the policy of the U.S. in the Middle East.
The official from the U.N. is Richard Falk, who is a Special Rapporteur in the U.N. for the Palestinian Territories. A U.S. spokesperson said the U.S. completely rejects the offensive and provocative commentary made by Falk regarding the Boston bombings of a week ago.
The U.S. has asked for Falk’s resignation due to his numerous statements made that are outrageous and his recent comments just underscore again the absurdity of his UN service, said the spokesperson.
The statement was also denounced by the Anti-Defamation League. Falk attempts in his commentary to explain that the bombings at the end of the Boston Marathon were a reaction to the Tel Aviv and Middle East policy of the U.S.
Falk wrote on a website (Foreignpolicyjournal.org) that as long as there was a compliant ear in the U.S. political system for Tel Aviv, those who want justice and peace throughout the world should rest easy. He also implied that the terror attack in Boston was also a justified response to the policies of the U.S. in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The U.S. said it was outrageous that a Human Right Council at the U.N. continued to support the highly biased and wildly conspiratorial extremist as an expert, said the ADL director Abraham Foxman.