INTERNATIONAL

N. Korea vows to bolster n-capacity

North Korea on Saturday vowed to bolster its nuclear capacity, slamming a U.N. resolution calling for it to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over its human rights record.

The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday had adopted a resolution by a strong majority that asks the Security Council to refer North Korea to the ICC and to consider targeted sanctions against the Pyongyang leadership for the repression of its citizens.

North Korea will increase “efforts to bolster up in every way its capability for self-defence including nuclear force”, the foreign ministry said in a statement carried on the official Korean Central News Agency. — AFP

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