August 24, 2011 09:34
The U.S. State Department belatedly added a section on North Korea to its annual "Country Reports on Terrorism 2010," Radio Free Asia reported on Tuesday. When the report came out last Thursday, there was no mention of the North.
The absence of North Korea from the earlier version prompted speculation that it reflects an improvement in relations between Washington and Pyongyang after a bilateral meeting in New York in July and Washington's recent decision to give relief aid to North Korean flood victims. But the State Department on Monday said the section was "omitted by accident," RFA said.
The new section on North Korea reads in part, "In May, the United States re-certified North Korea as 'not cooperating fully' with U.S. counterterrorism efforts under Section 40A of the Arms Export and Control Act.”
"There also continues to be evidence of North Korean involvement in weapons proliferation, in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions 1718 and 1874."
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