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North Korea demands US apology for not using official name

North Korean counselor Ri Song Chol made the demand at a meeting on Thursday of the UN committee dealing with relations with the United States.

By: AP | United Nations | Published: January 18, 2018 10:08:01 am
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North Korea is demanding an apology from the United States for its “insolent outrageous behavior” by failing to use the country’s official name — the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. North Korean counselor Ri Song Chol made the demand at a meeting on Thursday of the UN committee dealing with relations with the United States, reports AP.

He said his mission made a routine request to the US mission to renew a tax exemption card for a diplomat in early December and was very surprised when the new card came back with the country’s name as “North Korea.”

Ri said his mission assumed it was a “technical mistake” but was shocked to hear that the US State Department in Washington refused to change the country’s name to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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