June 20, 2021

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State Department’s DPRK policy focused on cyber crime, nuclear weapons: report

State Department's report highlights its own implementation of Trump Administration's Asia-Pacific policy

North Korea's nuclear proliferation and "malicious" cyber crimes are among the U.S. State Department's top priorities in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a new report put out by the department on Monday.

The report — essentially a midterm update on how well the State Department has implemented its part of the Trump administration's Asia-Pacific strategy — mentioned the DPRK only twice, focusing briefly on two aspects of the North's alleged misbehavior.