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US pressure on N.Korea may not be effective: Seoul

U.S. pressure on North Korea can squeeze its finances but may not reform Pyongyang, South Korea’s top policy maker on the North said on Wednesday in comments that highlight recent friction with Washington. The United States has increased pressure on North Korea recently with a crackdown on firms it suspects of aiding Pyongyang on illicit activities such as counterfeiting. Unification Minister Lee Jong-seok said the U.S. crackdown has dealt a painful blow to the North, but its long-term effectiveness in making the North behave more responsibly was questionable. Full Story

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