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North Korea is no Friend of America, but that doesn’t make it a Terrorist State

Huffington Post
November 28, 2017
By Doug Bandow

President Donald Trump demonstrated his contempt for the law in naming North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. But he only followed precedent. Also listed are Iran, Syria, and Sudan, yet none of them underwrites terrorism, let alone against America. But the designation is a matter of politics, not policy. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is an awful regime: it violates its people’s human rights, is developing a nuclear arsenal, and decades ago launched terrorist attacks against South Korea. But it has not engaged in terrorism for years.
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