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North Korea demands US apology for not using official name

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018,10:14 IST By metrovaartha A A A

United Nations | North Korea is demanding an apology from the United States for its “insolent outrageous behavior” by failing to use the country’s official name — the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
North Korean counsellor Ri Song Chol made the demand at a meeting yesterday of the UN committee dealing with relations with the United States.
He said his mission made a routine request to the US mission to renew a tax exemption card for a diplomat in early December and was very surprised when the new card came back with the country’s name as “North Korea.” Ri said his mission assumed it was a “technical mistake” but was shocked to hear that the US State Department in Washington refused to change the country’s name to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.