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U.S. Congressmen Seek Explanation on Abducted Pastor

Twenty U.S. Congressmen from the state of Illinois, including House Speaker Dennis Hastert and House International Relations Committee Chairman Henry Hyde, have written to Pyongyang demanding to know the whereabouts of the Rev. Kim Dong-shik, who was kidnapped to North Korea in 2000. In the letter, dated Jan. 28, the congressmen said that until Pyongyang gives a full account of Kim’s fate, the signatories could not support the removal of North Korea from the U.S. State Department’s list of states supporting terrorism. The lawmakers said in the letter sent through North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Park Gil-yon that they were coming forward because Kim was a U.S. resident, and his wife and family lived in the state of Illinois. Full Story

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