UN resolution on N. Korea rights record 'counter-productive'

Russia on Thursday slammed as "counter-productive" a landmark UN resolution on North Korea's rights record that lays the groundwork for putting the Stalinist regime in the dock for crimes against humanity.

"In my opinion, it is counter-productive to try to make some loud statements through confrontational resolutions at the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with a special envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.