Washington. President Barack Obama ruled out that the U.S. would again include North Korea on its list of states that sponsor terrorism, RIA Novosti disclosed.The U.S. president said in a letter to Congress that a classified report on the communist state’s activities from June 26, 2008 through November 16, 2009 indicates that “the DPRK does not meet the statutory criteria to again be designated as a state sponsor of terrorism.”
North Korea was put on the list in 1987 soon after it downed a South Korean airplane over Myanmar. The previous U.S. administration removed the communist state from the list hoping to boost denuclearization talks.
4 February 2010 | 06:06 | FOCUS News Agency
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