UN in heated debate over North Korea war crimes probe

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) waves to participants of the third meeting of battalion commanders and political instructors of the Korean People's Army in Pyongyang on November 4, 2014Cuba on Tuesday came to North Korea’s defense as the United Nations launched a heated debate over a key resolution that could see Pyongyang answer to crimes against humanity. Havana’s ambassador took the floor at the General Assembly’s third committee to appeal for an amendment scrapping provisions on asking the Security Council to consider referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court. Ambassador Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez said UN resolutions focussed on a single country such as the one targeting North Korea had become a “tool to attack others” and argued it should be amended to call for a “cooperative approach” with Pyongyang.

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