NORTH KOREA Coming In from The Cold

NORTH KOREA Coming In from The Cold

When the going gets tough, the tough . . . well, go along. After denouncing the United Nations for decades, North Korea's xenophobic Communist government announced last week that it would apply for full membership in the organization -- right behind South Korea. "As the South Korean authorities insist on their unilateral U.N. membership," the North Korean Foreign Ministry declared indignantly, "if we leave this alone, important issues related to the interest of the entire Korean nation will be dealt with in a biased manner on the U.N. rostrum."

Pyongyang's decision to join the U.N. is a glaring admission that its...

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