North Korea is pushing back against a United Nations report on its human rights violations with a report of its own -- one that lists "human rights abuses" in the U.S.
The official Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday released a news article titled "News Analysis on Poor Human Rights Records in U.S.," which discusses racial discrimination, unemployment and poverty, The Washington Post reported.
The article refers to the U.S. as "the world's worst human right abuser and tundra of a human being's rights to existence" and makes the following points:
The U.N. Commission of Inquiry found evidence of an array of crimes, including "extermination," crimes against humanity against starving populations and a widespread campaign of abductions of individuals in South Korea and Japan.
The three-member panel recommended that the U.N. Security Council refer its findings to the International Criminal Court, which is unlikely to happen given likely opposition among permanent council members that have veto power to prevent the move.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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