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Pyongyang blasts UN debate on North Korea’s human rights record

December 25, 2014, 8:52 UTC+3 UNITED NATIONS
The UN Security Council on Monday held for the first time a meeting to discuss the situation over the human rights in North Korea
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THE UNITED NATIONS, December 25. /TASS/. North Korea has condemned the UN Security Council discussion of the country’s human rights record as a “desecration of the global organization’s Charter.”

In a statement seen by TASS, Pyongyang’s envoy to the UN accuses the United States of attempts to shake up North Korea’s state system. The mission also calls to consider a report on the notorious CIA torture techniques used against terrorism suspects for years.

“The UN Security Council discussion in violation of its own mandate of the so-called ‘commission report on fact-finding’ that contains unverified information and is fabricated, is a desecration of the Charter of the United Nations and also member-states of the organization,” the document reads.

The UN Security Council on Monday held for the first time a meeting to discuss the situation over the human rights in North Korea. The issue’s inclusion was backed by the US, the UK, France and South Korea.

Russia and China opposed the move saying that the discussion would not promote the dialogue with Pyongyang on the issue.

North Korea’s delegation boycotted the meeting, saying the UN Security Council is not an appropriate arena for considering human rights issues.

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