China fails in bid to block UN meeting on N. Korea

December 22, 2014 9:03 PM

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China failed on Monday to block the first-ever UN Security Council meeting on North Korea's dismal rights record after a strong majority of members voted in favor of the measure.

Eleven of the 15 council members voted in support of putting North Korea on the agenda, with Russia and China opposing the decision. Chad and Nigeria abstained.

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