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Jimmy Carter and other former leaders to visit North Korea

Jimmy Carter and other former leaders to visit North Korea

By Christopher Bodeen
The Associated Press

Former President Jimmy Carter

BEIJING (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that he hopes to meet with North Korea’s reclusive leader during a visit aimed at assessing severe food shortages and discussing the revival of nuclear disarmament talks.

Carter is making the three-day visit to North Korea this week accompanied by former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Brundtland, and former Irish President Mary Robinson. They are members of a group of retired world leaders called the Elders, founded by former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Carter said the group “would like very much” to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, as well as his son and heir-apparent Kim Jong Un, but was unsure whether that would happen. Read the full story

Posted in Vol 30 No 18 | 4/30-5/6, World NewsComments (3)

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