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.

“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.”