“Monitoring and communicating to the world North Korea’s horrendous human rights abuses is long overdue,” said Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.). “Kim Jung Un, who’s proven to be no different than his father, brutally abuses North Koreans. We should do everything we can to shine a light into this dark prison. This latest action sends a clear message to the regime — your crimes against humanity will not go unnoticed by the world.”
US applauds UN probe into North Korean human rights abuses
In Congress, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee called the vote a “clear message” to Pyongyang.