U.S. Votes Against UN resolution Condemning Glorification Of Nazism

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At the United Nations, the U.S. voted against a resolution condemning the glorification of nazism.

At the United Nations, the United States was one of three nations that voted against a resolution condemning the present-day glorification of nazism.

America was one of three nations to vote against the yearly resolution, called: “Combating glorification of Nazism, Neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance”.

The Trump administration claims it voted against the resolution for free speech purposes.

Officials from the US state department said free speech protections, among other problems with the resolution, made it impossible for America to support the document. The other problems cited by the US include concerns that Russia is using it to carry out political attacks against its neighbours."

U.S. officials claim the resolution was an effort by Russia to recast its former colonies as fascist or pro-nazi.

State officials said Moscow has for decades sought to portray the Baltic states and others that sought independence from Soviet domination as either pro-fascist or pro-Nazi, according to the Associated Press.

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