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Friday, 29 May, 2009

Why treat North Korea differently

WITH reference to your editorial, “North Korea’s nuclear adventure” (May 27), I am surprised at the condemnation of North Korea’s nuclear tests by world leaders. You say there was no justification for North Korea to carry out the recent test. Well, India too did not have any justification to start the nuclear race in the subcontinent in 1998.

The world did not condemn India for going nuclear (apart from a few scarcely-audible protests). In fact, India managed to get major concessions from the US to further develop its nuclear energy industry. So why should North Korea be treated differently?

SHAKIR LAKHANI
Karachi
DAWN, 29 May 2009

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