US Removes N. Korea From Terrorism Blacklist

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 11, 2008 10:23 AM CDT
In this frame grab made off undated North Korea's Korean Central Television footage, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, second left, inspects a military unit.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The US has removed North Korea from its terrorism blacklist after Pyongyang agreed to all nuclear inspection demands, the State Department said today. North Korea will allow atomic experts to take samples and conduct forensic tests at its nuclear facilities. If it balks, it will go back on the list. Diplomats said President Bush signed off on the move in a bid to salvage a faltering disarmament accord.