US Envoy: Myanmar Reforms Good Example For North Korea

By: AP
By: AP

TOKYO (AP) -- The U.S. envoy on North Korean human rights issues says the reforms unfolding in Myanmar are a great example for North Korea to follow.

Robert King told reporters in Tokyo on Friday that if North Korea took similar steps to open up, the international community would respond favorably, as it has to Myanmar.

Myanmar has recently instituted democratic reforms after decades of repressive military rule.

King also said the U.S. was not considering resuming food aid to North Korea after it launched a rocket in April that the U.S. and other nations viewed as a cover for a test of missile technology.

King said he had seen North Korean news reports about a drought in the country, but said the U.S. didn't have an overall assessment of the food situation there.

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