August 22, 2011 12:07
For the first time, the United States does not mention North Korea in its annual Country Reports on Terrorism.
The State Department report, released Thursday, not only excludes the North from its State Sponsors of Terrorism list for the third straight year but also makes no reference to North Korea's terror-related activities.
The North was first named as a sponsor of terrorism after the bombing of a Korean Air flight in 1987 that killed 115 people.
It was finally removed from the list in 2008, and the U.S. claims the country has not been involved in terror-related activities since.
Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria are on this year's terrorism sponsor list.
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