Sunday, April 02, 2006

South Korea・The U.S

In only two days, a salvo of measures from Washington has been aimed at disconnecting North Korea’s network for the export of counterfeit currency and weapons, a major source of funding that maintains the ailing regime. The U.S. has previously said North Korea’s human rights violations and financial crimes should be addressed alongside its nuclear ambitions. Now it is pushing Pyongyang on the first two issues only, with no mention of the nuclear problem. Is that a sign that Washington has at last decided to go for regime change in the North?Chosun libo



The U.S. Finance Department on Thursday froze the U.S. assets of a Swiss company for its alleged assistance to North Korea in the “proliferation of weapons of mass destruction,” while White House spokesmen condemned China’s repatriation of a refugee to North Korea.


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