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Such intransigencies surely weaken the voices of U.S.
Although the State Department is committed to reaching agreement with North Korea--and rebutting its critics on the right--it is also peculiarly blind to its own intransigencies. Although North Korea meets all the requirements for removal from the state sponsors of terrorism list, by the State Department's own criteria, the administration refuses to take this first step--even though it is a revocable decision compared to North Korea's full declaration of its nuclear programs.
This exclusion implies that they intended to safeguard free speech from the intransigencies of private as well as state actors.