U.S. miffed at Google executive's North Korea trip

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

 

Reuters: The State Department said the time was not right for Google Chairman Eric Schmidt  to visit North Korea, which drew international criticism for a rocket launch last month.

State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said Schmidt and Richardson would be traveling as private citizens, not representatives of the U.S. government.

"Frankly, we don't think the timing of this is particularly helpful," Nuland told reporters, citing North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket in December. "They are well aware of our views."

 

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