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Power’s world – North Korea’s breakthrough

By Jonathan Power  

One small step forward by North Korea and the US; one large step for mankind. The political fight to persuade North Korea to halt its nuclear bomb making activities seems at last, in the dying days of the Bush presidency, to be entering a serious phase.

The US has finally bowed to the North Korean request to remove it from the U.S. list of sponsors of terrorism—which will enable the renegade state to become eligible for international loans and sundry other economic benefits—in return for the North agreeing to re-allow inspections to verify a North Korean promise to freeze its…

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