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Cablegate: Media Reaction North Korea; Harare

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UNCLAS HARARE 001466

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TAGS: PREL KPAO KMDR ZI
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION NORTH KOREA; HARARE


1. Under headline "China shows the way" the pro-
government weekly "The Sunday Mirror" dedicated its July 20
editorial to hailing China's "efforts to encourage and
promote a diplomatic solution" over a crisis stemming from
North Korea's alleged nuclear weapons program. Excerpts
follow:

2. ". . .The vast Asian country's efforts to encourage
and promote a diplomatic solution of the current nuclear
controversy are commendable and serve to show the direction
in which all attempts to resolve the this thorny issue
should take. On the contrary, the Bush administration has
been pressing the Security Council for action on North
Korea, an effort Pyongyang tried to stop in a letter to the
Council last month. . .The recent experience of the Iraq
invasion. . .should serve as a lesson on how not to
approach the North Korean issue. And unlike Iraq, North
Korea does have a weapons of mass destruction program in
place, which makes the threat of nuclear war more than a
real possibility. . . ."

SULLIVAN

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