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State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Washington would establish an ‘observer mission’ to replace its representation at the Paris-based agency. (Photo/ AFP)

October 12, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The U.S. withdraws from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization over its unfair treatment of Israel.

On Thursday, State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert released a statement saying the U.S. will pull out of UNESCO by the end of the year.

Nauert cited a “continuing anti-Israel bias” by the organization as part of the reason the administration decided to withdraw.

She also said UNESCO is in need of fundamental reform.

Israel shortly followed suit announcing it too will be pulling out of the group, and commended the U.S. for standing up on its behalf.

The State Department says it will remain involved with the organization as a non-member.

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