UN Security Council debates North Korea rights abuse

US envoy to the United Nations Samantha Power talks during a Security Council meeting regarding human rights violations in North Korea on December 22, 2014 in New YorkThe United States on Monday slammed North Korea as a “living nightmare” for its citizens at the first-ever UN Security Council meeting on Pyongyang’s dismal rights record, held despite opposition from China. The unprecedented talks at the 15-member council opened after China, Pyongyang’s ally, failed to block the meeting, which convened even as North Korea faces US accusations of staging a cyber attack on a Hollywood Studio.

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