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02/12/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

US Rejects North Korean Offer To Send Envoy To Inauguration

The United States turned down an offer by North Korea to dispatch its nuclear envoy to Washington following the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama Jan. 20, diplomatic sources here said Monday.

The communist state, through its United Nations mission office in New York, delivered the message last month that it could send Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan as a representative to the inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C., they said.

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