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Burma, N. Korea Rekindle Diplomatic Relations After Years of Quiet Cooperation

Friday, April 27, 2007

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The rekindling of formal diplomatic relations between Burma and North Korea this week completes a bizarre circle of skulduggery between two pariah states.

The visit by Pyongyang's deputy foreign minister, Kim Yong-Il, to Rangoon and the half-built new capital Naypyidaw is a formality, and certainly not the first visit by North Koreans since relations were formally severed in 1983. ...

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