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Bush Envoy Argues for Accountability

In an address to about 200 students in Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Jay Lefkowitz discussed current U.S. aid programs to North Korea, arguing that dictatorships should be given foreign aid only if they are held accountable for their decisions about how to spend the aid.

In his speech, Lefkowitz defended the Bush administration's decision to deliver humanitarian aid to North Korea only if it halts its efforts to build nuclear weapons and rectifies its poor human rights practices.

"We need to keep our eyes on the ball by linking economic aid with genuine human rights progress," he said.

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