It has been reported widely in the press and in several blogs, that after weekend talks in Geneva, North Korea stated publicly that the United States has agreed to remove it from the list of state sponsors of terrorism and to lift sanctions applied under the Trading with the Enemy Act, which according to Reuters, was all but confirmed by US negotiators. In return, North Korea will account for its nuclear programs by the end of the year.
It will be interesting to see how Japan reacts to this… Has anyone told the US negotiators that there is still an unresolved kidnapping issue that many in Japan want resolved??? Are US negotiators trying to delete the ‘terrorism list’ and start a new ‘pissed off list’ of former allies snubbed for political expediency???