Al Gore Possible Envoy To North Korea
Al Gore may be sent by President Obama to North Korea to negotiate the release of journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee (being remembered at vigil (r), in Santa Monica). Both reporters work for Gore’s Current TV. The State Department says it’s “a very, very sensitive” issue, and won’t discuss plans.
North Korea’s official news agency said the trial would begin by mid-afternoon Thursday, but nearly one day later, there was no word on the status of the proceedings. A State Department spokesman said American officials had seen no independent confirmation that the case was under way.
North Korea could respond positively to someone of Gore’s stature being utilized to negotiate an end to the crisis. Washington and Pyongyang don’t have diplomatic relations, and this is being viewed as a way to get the attention of the United States.Click here for reuse options!
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