U.N. committee slaps Syria, Iran, North Korea, Myanmar for rights abuses




 
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November 20th, 2013  
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Topic: U.N. committee slaps Syria, Iran, North Korea, Myanmar for rights abuses


By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.N. General Assembly committee on Tuesday condemned Syria for widespread human rights abuses and expressed concern about such violations in Iran, North Korea and Myanmar, but also welcomed pledges by Iran and Myanmar's presidents to improve some areas. The draft resolution on Iran was approved with 83 votes in favor, 36 against and 62 abstentions; the draft on Syria was adopted with 123 votes in favor, 13 against and 46 abstentions;




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