N. Korea ‘categorically’ rejects UN rights resolution

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SEOUL: North Korea on Saturday rejected a UN resolution on its human rights violations as a product of the hostile policy by the United States seeking to topple its socialist regime. A UN General Assembly committee Thursday adopted by a record majority a resolution condemning “systematic, widespread and gross” human rights violations in the Stalinist state. For the second consecutive year, it encourages the Security Council to consider referring Pyongyang to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, a move that is likely to be blocked by the North’s closest ally China which has veto power in the council. “We categorically reject ‘the human rights resolution’, a vivid expression of the US hostile policy toward the DPRK (North Korea) and a typical example of politicisation of human rights… and double-standards, as it is a serious politically-motivated provocative document”, a foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying by the North’s official KCNA news agency.

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