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North Korea warns of ‘catastrophic’ results over UN rights ruling

North Korea warns of ‘catastrophic’ results over UN rights ruling
North Korea’s top military body on Sunday warned of ‘catastrophic consequences’ for supporters of the latest United Nations censure on its human rights record, as state media reported leader Kim Jong Un presided over fresh military drills.

A resolution asking the UN security council to refer North Korea’s leadership to the International Criminal Court for possible charges of ‘crimes against humanity’ passed by a resounding vote of 111 to 19 with 55 abstentions in a general assembly human rights committee last week.

Introduced by Japan and the European Union and co-sponsored by some 60 nations, the resolution drew heavily on the work of a UN inquiry which concluded in February that the North was committing human rights abuses ‘without parallel in the contemporary world.’ The North since then has repeatedly slammed the bill as a political ‘fraud’ and warned that it was being pushed into conducting a fresh nuclear test.
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