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U.S. officials secretly visited North Korea last year to encourage them to moderate foreign policy: LA Times

Posted By admin On February 24, 2013 @ 7:34 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Agence France-Presse [1]
February 24, 2013

US officials made two secret visits to North Korea last year in an effort to improve relations after North Korea leader Kim Jong Un assumed power, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

Citing unnamed former US officials familiar with the trips, the newspaper said the visits in April and August were aimed at encouraging the new leadership in Pyongyang to moderate its foreign policy.

The April trip was led by Joseph DeTrani, who at the time headed the National Counterproliferation Center in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the report said.

It was unclear who led the August trip, the paper noted.

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