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Xinhua: North Korea Reported Result of the U.S. Election for the First Time

Xinhua recently reported that the official newspaper of the North Korean Communist Party delivered the news that U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected. Although the news appeared on the last page of the newspaper and it had only a few lines, this was the first time in history that North Korean media officially reported the U.S. election result. At the same time, the North Korean Citizens Union in Japan published a commentary calling on President Obama for a change in the U.S. attitude toward North Korea. The commentary also suggested that Mr. Obama should “review the entire history of U.S.-North Korea dialog.” Xinhua commented on the news by expressing the belief that North Korea will intensify its lobbying effort for the Obama administration to reach a peace agreement to replace the current truce agreement.
Source: Xinhua, November 12, 2012