Official: Jimmy Carter Plans Trip to North Korea

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Washington, D.C. (AP) - U.S. government officials say former President
Jimmy Carter is planning to travel to North Korea soon, possibly
early next month.

Spokesman Mark Toner said Thursday the State Department had been
"made aware of the trip" but had no further details.

He referred further questions to the Carter Center, which declined to comment.

Carter, who was president from 1977-81, is well-regarded in North Korea despite the longtime animosity between the U.S. and the
secretive communist government.

He has visited several times in a private capacity, most recently last August, to secure the release of an imprisoned American.

Multination disarmament talks with North Korea have been on hold
for the past two years amid growing concerns over the North's nuclear programs.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by catherwood Location: North 40 on Mar 25, 2011 at 04:20 PM
    who could possibly care? the man is irrelevant.
  • by VillageGal Location: Thomasville on Mar 25, 2011 at 09:37 AM
    Let's pray he stays. He is goofier than he was when in White House. Perhaps the State Dept. lets him travel to give them a break inside US.
  • by Nabi2007 Location: out of my mind on Mar 25, 2011 at 08:10 AM
    JHR2525 - I believe "Yasser" is no longer among the living/breathing terroristany more, right? Unless Allah or Muhammed resurrected the old buzzard. And, if memory serves me correctly, the biggest accompishment Jimmy Carter has made is squirming out of a possible charge of treason by visiting N Korea before when an order by the U.S. Governement issued a ban on American citizens to travel/visit N Korea. The old buzzard doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut.
  • by Such haters on Mar 25, 2011 at 06:54 AM
    What have you guys done to help society? Sit at your keyboard and complain? He may not have been the best President but he has done more good for society after office than any other President for many many years.
    • reply
      by wondering on Mar 25, 2011 at 08:27 AM in reply to Such haters
      What has he done?
      • reply
        by To wondering on Mar 25, 2011 at 09:33 AM in reply to wondering
        Ummm...do some research. Try to educate yourself. Google is VERY easy to use.
  • by dog Location: gone on Mar 25, 2011 at 05:45 AM
    Hope he takes pelosi and reed with him and they don't come back.
    • reply
      by Nabi2007 on Mar 25, 2011 at 08:10 AM in reply to dog
      Here, Here, dog...excellent idea. Don;t forget about Barney Franks!!!!!!
  • by JHR2525 Location: Florida on Mar 25, 2011 at 05:36 AM
    Watch his growing overseas bank account grow! (it ain't peanuts!) "Peace in our Time" said Carter as he collected the millions or so for his "Peace Prize" ..what say you Yassir & Barry-Barrack Hussein Obama? Vote accordingly in 2012.
  • by hunter Location: crawfordville on Mar 25, 2011 at 03:49 AM
    when you get there stay there.
  • by Franklin Thompson Location: Tallahassee on Mar 25, 2011 at 03:09 AM
    Excellent! One clown sending another clown to someplace where he can do nothing.
    • reply
      by Talking about clowns on Mar 25, 2011 at 09:41 AM in reply to Franklin Thompson
      Just love your grammar.
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