Via The Hill:
The U.S. ambassador to the UN didn’t rule out cooperating with a pending United Nations probe into the Obama administration’s use of drone strikes after winning a second term on the UN Human Rights Council on Monday.
Two UN experts announced last month that the panel would likely investigate civilian deaths caused by the drone strikes, which are immensely unpopular in Pakistan and other countries where they’re carried out. The investigation is being led by the UN’s special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights, Ben Emmerson of Great Britain, and Christof Heyns of South Africa, the special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.
“Well, we have questions about the appropriateness of that approach,” Ambassador Susan Rice told reporters on Monday. “But we will look at it on its merits, and as we do with all the work of the rapporteurs, we’ll judge their work on the substance of their products.”