Monday, November 18, 2002

Good Cop/Bad Cop Socialist-speak: The link to the North Korean news agency is a treasure trove! The good news for the world is that fewer and fewer countries still get away with this sort of blather:
Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- Guy Dupre, secretary general of the International Liaison Committee for Reunification and Peace in Korea, on Nov. 9 published an article titled "U.S. loudmouthed 'nuclear threat' from DPRK and the nature of nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula." In the article he recalled that the special envoy of the U.S. President groundlessly accused the DPRK of having a nuclear weapons program posing a threat to the world while visiting Pyongyang early in October.
He went on:
The U.S. has systematically violated its commitments under the 1994 DPRK-U.S. Agreed Framework (AF) which calls for settling the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula and normalizing the bilateral relations for durable peace on the peninsula.
After singling out the DPRK as a target of its preemptive nuclear attack the U.S. has increasingly threatened it with nukes and unilaterally demanded it accept nuclear inspection. By doing so, the U.S. sought to convince the world community of its misinformation that the DPRK is violating the AF. [Emphasis added.]
Did you make your way through that? As of Saturday, the state run news agency of North Korea, a country that has in essence admitted to violating the 1994 "framework," is still officially denying it.

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