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President Bush to lift sanctions on North Korea - no mention of Cuba

Posted June 26, 2008 by publisher in Cuba Politics.
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By DEB RIECHMANN | Associated Press

President Bush said Thursday he will lift key trade sanctions against North Korea and remove it from the U.S. terrorism blacklist, a remarkable turnaround in policy toward the communist regime that Bush once branded as part of an “axis of evil.”

The announcement came after North Korea handed over a long-awaited accounting of its nuclear work to Chinese officials on Thursday, fulfilling a key step in the denuclearization process. Bush said the move was “a step closer in the right direction” although he made clear the United States remains suspicious about the communist regime in Pyongyang.

“The United States has no illusions about the regime,” Bush said in a statement that he read to reporters in the Rose Garden.

Specifically, Bush said the U.S. would erase trade sanctions under the Trading With the Enemy Act, and notify Congress that, in 45 days, it intends to take North Korea off the State Department list of nations that sponsor terrorism.

Member Comments

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On June 26, 2008, publisher wrote:

Wow, I guess North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat but somehow Cuba is more of a threat than North Korea?

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On June 26, 2008, manfredz wrote:

one of the great ironies.
How many Americans died fighting during the Korean war?
How many American troops still need to be stationed in South Korea to protect its independance?
How mcuh personal freedom do the North korean people enjoy compared to the Cuban people?

How soon will North Korea get most favored trading status ....
Ironic

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On June 27, 2008, cubanpete wrote:

Cuba insists on a unilateral end to the embargo.  Not going to happen.  The question is what is Cuba prepared to bring to the negotiation table?  Such as the release of all political prisoners.

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On October 29, 2008, Bumdiggler wrote:

Viva La Cuba