AFP. 30 January 2002. North Korea accuses US of preparing attacks after
Bush speech.

SEOUL -- North Korea on Thursday blasted US President George W. Bush
over his State of the Union speech describing it as part of "an axis of
evil," and accusing the United States of seeking to attack the communist

"The remarks were merely a shenanigan aimed at continuing with its
policy of agression against us," said the North's official Korean
Central News Agency (KCNA) monitored in Seoul.

"The remarks were also aimed at justifying the stationing of US troops
in the South and keeping up with its hostile and agressive policy," it

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Barry Stoller

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