Saturday, November 20, 2010

North Korea rejects UN resolution on human rights

North Korea has denounced a UN committee's resolution expressing serious concern about what it called Pyongyang's widespread and grave violations of virtually all human rights. North Korea's Foreign Ministry says the resolution is part of a political plot by hostile forces to bring down North Korea.

The comment was carried Saturday by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency.

The reaction came after the General Assembly's human rights committee voted 103-18 with 60 abstentions on Thursday to strongly urge North Korea to immediately end "the systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights."

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