Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

DATE=7/19/2000
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
TITLE=NORTH KOREA / MISSILE DEFENSE (S-O)
NUMBER=2-264562
BYLINE=ALISHA RYU
DATELINE=HONG KONG
CONTENT=
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INTRO:  North Korea has denounced U-S plans to build a 
proposed national missile shield - which Washington 
says is designed to defend against attacks from 
countries such as North Korea.  VOA's Alisha Ryu 
reports Pyongyang's opposition echoes the sharp joint 
warning Washington received on Tuesday from Russia and 
China.
TEXT:  North Korea's state news agency called 
Washington's desire to protect the United States from 
North Korean missiles "a sheer lie."   Pyongyang says 
what the United States really wants is unchallenged 
military supremacy in the Pacific region.
The accusation came just before Russian President 
Vladimir Putin arrived in Pyongyang - the first 
Kremlin leader to visit communist North Korea. Mr. 
Putin's visit follows meetings in Beijing Tuesday 
where he and Chinese President Jiang Zemin urged the 
international community to oppose U-S plans for a 
National Missile Defense system. (Signed)
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19-Jul-2000 02:41 AM EDT (19-Jul-2000 0641 UTC)
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Source: Voice of America
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