Koreans in scuffle at Swiss UN meeting

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South Korean MPs have scuffled with North Korean delegates in Switzerland at a UN meeting discussing human rights abuses in the North.

Three South Korean MPs tried to grab a North Korean diplomat leaving the meeting in Geneva as they chanted slogans against China's policy of repatriating North Korean defectors, according to footage from Yonhap news agency taken on Monday.

The MPs were pushed away by security guards and North Korean delegates. A UN spokeswoman Corinne Momal-Vanian yesterday confirmed the South Koreans "behaved aggressively", and described the incident as "unacceptable".