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Blinken denies US double standard over alleged Israeli rights abuses

Posted on AllSides April 22nd, 2024
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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday rejected suggestions that Washington might have a "double standard" when applying U.S. law to allegations of abuses by the Israeli military in Gaza and said that examinations of such charges are ongoing.

"Do we have a double standard? The answer is no," Blinken told a news conference announcing the Department's annual human rights country reports.

"In general, as we're looking at human rights and the condition of human rights around the world, we apply the same standard to everyone. That doesn't change...

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