‘Korean tension a threat to international peace’
James Turpin, a senior official in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the ongoing tensions on the Korean Peninsula are a threat to regional and international peace and security and cannot be seen in isolation from the serious human rights abuses in North Korea. Can. Elizabeth Salmon, the UN’s special investigator on human rights in North Korea, also stressed that “international peace and security and human rights are intertwined”.
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China criticized America
He said that peace and disarmament are not possible without tackling the problem of human rights violations. China’s consul to the UN mission, Xing Jisheng, criticized the US for discussing human rights in the Security Council. “It is not constructive in any way to do so. This may increase the conflict instead of reducing the tension and hence it is an irresponsible step. Russia’s consul at the UN mission, Stepan Kuzmenkov, also condemned the Security Council discussion on human rights.