US: UN Security Council to meet on NKorea human rights

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Posted: Dec 03, 2015 11:41 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States says nine members of the U.N. Security Council have requested a meeting on the human rights situation in North Korea.

U.S. mission spokeswoman Hagar Chemali said late Thursday that the U.S., as president of the council in December, would work quickly to schedule a meeting.

Last December, the Security Council met for the first time on human rights violations in North Korea.

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said "we believe it is critical for the council to continue to shine a light on the abuses in North Korea.