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UN council overrides China to add North Korea to agenda

Members of the U.N. Security Council on Monday voted to override China`s objections and formally add the situation in North Korea, including allegations of grave human rights abuses, to the council`s agenda.



United Nations: Members of the U.N. Security Council on Monday voted to override China`s objections and formally add the situation in North Korea, including allegations of grave human rights abuses, to the council`s agenda.

There were 11 votes in favor, two against and two abstentions. Veto powers Russia and China voted against the inclusion of North Korea on the council`s agenda, but as there are no vetoes in procedural votes of the council, the Chinese attempt to defeat the measure failed.

It has been nearly a decade since the council held a similar procedural vote. Previously the council`s discussion of North Korea was limited to its nuclear weapons program, but now all aspects of the situation in the country can be scrutinized by the 15-nation body.

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