The U.N. announced more signs of a thaw in U.S. North Korean relations on Monday.
Vitit Muntarbhorn, a U.N. human rights investigator, reported evidence that North Korea is embracing more and more of the American way and is hungering for even more. He accused North Korean authorities Monday of committing widespread torture in prisons that he called "death traps."
Sang Il Hun of North Korea's U.N. mission told the council that the report was only partially accurate.
"We have mastered the art of the naked prisoner pyramid but we are not even close to proper waterboarding. We need technical assistance from America and we feel that it may become forthcoming as the American economy more resembles ours."
He later added that he could see "in the near future" cultural exchanges between North Korean economics experts and American supervisors of prisoner's rights.