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N Korea slams Obama and the Dalai Lama meeting

Pyongyang - President of the United States (U.S.) has met with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to visit Washington, USA. North Korea (North Korea) denounced the meeting and called it interference in China's internal affairs.

The Dalai Lama is in Washington starting July 5 until July 16 and then to meet with a number of U.S. political figures, including Obama. Obama welcomed the Dalai Lama at the White House on 16 July. During the meeting, Obama stressed the importance of respect of human rights and cultural traditions of Tibet.

Obama and the Dalai Lama meeting was heavily criticized by the Beijing government. The Dalai Lama has ever won the Nobel Peace Prize was dubbed as a separatist by China's government.

"The U.S. continues to conduct anti-China policy, interfering in the domestic affairs of China by inviting the Dalai Lama and instigating Tibetan independence," the Rodong Sinmun in an editorial today as reported by AFP on Monday (7/18/2011).

Rodong Sinmun newspaper is owned by North Korea's ruling party. Mentioned the media, the U.S. action is meant to cultivate a dispute between China and the U.S..

The newspaper also accused the Dalai Lama tried to lift the popularity of himself and seek support for the separatist movement by negotiating with senior U.S. politicians.
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