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US rejects idea of basketballer as North Korea envoy

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A US official rejected Monday the joking suggestion that flamboyant basketball star Dennis Rodman be made ambassador to North Korea, after his highly-watched trip to the isolated state. 

This photo taken on February 28, 2013 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 1, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (front L) and former NBA star Dennis Rodman (front R) speaking at a basketball game in Pyongyang.

"I'm not even sure I can dignify that with a response," acting State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said, when asked at a press briefing if Washington would appoint Rodman as a US envoy to Pyongyang.

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