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UN Security Council meets to discuss North Korea

The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world."It was the first time the council had met to discuss the unprecedented U.N. report that reveals graphic details and an urgent call to action.The informal meeting comes as members of the commission push for its findings to be formally referred to the council and the International Criminal Court. Commission head Michael Kirby also said the commission wants the council to adopt targeted sanctions "against those individuals most responsible" and stressed that only the Security Council can launch "immediate, impartial and just action to secure accountability."The United States, France and Australia called the council meeting, which was open to all U.N. member states and selected non-governmental organizations. Media could not attend."The gravity, scale, duration ...

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