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UN’s Ban Ki Moon hopes China will urge N Korea cooperate on human rights abuses

Washington blacklisted Kim for the first time on Wednesday in a move diplomats say will infuriate the nuclear-armed country.

world Updated: Jul 08, 2016 00:12 IST
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UN secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands as they pose for a photo at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Thursday.(Reuters )

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon hopes China will urge North Korea to cooperate internationally on human rights, his spokesman said on Thursday, after the United States sanctioned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for rights abuses.

“The secretary-general believes that discussion of human rights concerns allows for a more comprehensive assessment and action when addressing security and stability concerns on the Korean Peninsula,” UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said.

Washington blacklisted Kim for the first time on Wednesday in a move diplomats say will infuriate the nuclear-armed country.