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Japan will back a draft U.N. resolution condemning North Korea’s human rights abuses, government sources said Wednesday, in a move that comes after failed attempts to bring the reclusive country to the negotiating table over its abduction of Japanese nationals.

The European Union plans to submit the resolution to the U.N. Human Rights Council during its current session being held from Feb. 24 to March 20. Japan had joined the bloc in presenting similar motions from 2008 to 2018, but opted to skip last year as an overture to Pyongyang.

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