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Date : November 26, 2014
N Korea furious over UN human rights ruling
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North Korea's top military body has warned of "catastrophic consequences" for supporters of the latest United Nations censure on its human rights record, as state media reported leader Kim Jong-Un presided over fresh military drills.

The National Defence Commission (NDC), chaired by Kim, said on Sunday the bill amounted to a "war declaration" taking issue with the North's leader, Kim Jong-Un.

The dignity of its leader "cannot be bartered for anything," NDC said in a statement, adding Japan as well as South Korea and the US - co-sponsors of the UN bill - were Pyongyang's "primary target".

"The US and its followers will be wholly accountable for the unimaginable and catastrophic consequences to be entailed by the frantic 'human rights' racket against the (North)," it said.

As Pyongyang ramped up angry threats, Kim guided a large military drill involving maritime transport and amphibious landing, the state-run KCNA said.

South Korea said last week its military was on stand-by, and the US said on Thursday that the renewed threat of a nuclear test in the North was a "great concern".


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