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N. Korea makes brief report on Trump's inauguration

All News 09:55 January 22, 2017

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's state media issued a short report on the inauguration of U.S. President Trump on Sunday but refrained from making significant comments.

"Donald Trump of the Republican Party was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20," reported the Rodong Sinmun, a daily of the North's ruling Workers' Party. "The inauguration ceremony took place in Washington."

The newspaper, however, did not deliver a separate commentary or statements on Trump. North Korean media outlets have not been making significant statements on the new administration in Washington since Trump's victory in the election last year.

Political pundits said Pyongyang is apparently taking a wait-and-see stance until the new administration comes up with details on its polices against North Korea.

Trump took the oath of office as the 45th U.S. president in a swearing-in ceremony outside the Capitol building Friday.

A page from the Rodong Sinmun, a daily of the North's ruling Workers' Party, shows a report on the inauguration of U.S. President Trump on Jan. 22, 2017. (For Use Only in the Republic of Korea. No Redistribution) (Yonhap)

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