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2006-07-06 10:51:25

Corrects title of official speaking in paragraph 12 to Undersecretary of state Nicholas Burns from the top U.S. envoy to the North Korea situation, Christopher Hill WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Thursday urged a unified response to North Korea's missile tests in phone calls with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Vladimir Putin. White House spokesman Tony Snow cautioned that the flurry of diplomatic activity in response to North Korea's dramatic missile...

2006-07-05 21:57:07

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's parliament called a senior intelligence official and three ministers to testify on Thursday about Seoul's response to the North's missile launches, which has been criticized for being too soft on Pyongyang. South Korea has been reluctant to tie the massive assistance it gives the North to Pyongyang's behavior, saying its aid is not tied to international efforts to end the North's nuclear arms ambitions. The defense minister testified...

2006-07-05 21:43:22

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's parliament called a senior intelligence official and three ministers to testify on Thursday about Seoul's response to the North's missile launches, which has been criticized for being too soft on Pyongyang. South Korea has been reluctant to tie the massive assistance it gives the North to Pyongyang's behavior, saying its aid is not tied to international efforts to end the North's nuclear arms ambitions. The defense minister testified...

2006-07-05 14:34:43

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council considered on Wednesday imposing sanctions on North Korea's weapons program after the reclusive state test-fired a series of missiles, including a long-range weapon. But President Bush, reflecting the measured response Washington has taken to Pyongyang's latest sabre-rattling, said the tests did not diminish his desire to solve a standoff over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. "I view this as an...

2006-07-05 09:42:17

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council met in closed session on Wednesday to consider a response to a barrage of North Korean missile tests. John Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said going into the meeting that the 15-nation U.N. body would have before it a resolution drafted by Japan. "This is obviously a very serious matter because of the North Korean provocation," he told reporters. North Korea test-fired a barrage of missiles on Wednesday,...

2006-07-05 10:07:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it was working with key allies to find a diplomatic way to get North Korea to "step back" after Pyongyang test-fired a barrage of missiles. White House spokesman Tony Snow voiced concern North Korea, which carried out a failed test of a new long-range missile among Wednesday's firings, may have two or three more short- and medium-range missiles that are "launchable." "We don't know if that's going to happen or not," he told...

2006-07-05 09:27:56

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States consulted key allies on Wednesday about what steps to take against North Korea and urged Pyongyang to "step back" after it conducted a series of missile tests, drawing international condemnation. Though Washington had long warned of a harsh response if Pyongyang tested its long-range missile, White House spokesman Tony Snow stopped short of threatening to push for U.N. sanctions as the Security Council prepared to convene. "I'm not going to...

2006-07-05 08:27:17

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired a barrage of missiles on Wednesday, including a long-range weapon said to be capable of reaching Alaska, ratcheting up tensions in north Asia and drawing international condemnation. At least six missiles were launched early in the morning and a seventh some 12 hours later, officials in Japan and South Korea said. Russia said North Korea fired 10 missiles, but the report from a senior general could not be immediately...

2006-07-04 23:05:28

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired at least six missiles on Wednesday, including a long-range weapon said to be capable of reaching Alaska, ratcheting up tensions in north Asia and drawing international condemnation. The long-range Taepodong-2 multi-stage missile apparently failed 40 seconds into its flight, U.S. officials said. The U.N. Security Council was to meet later in the day, at Japan's request, to discuss the latest move by the reclusive Stalinist...

2006-06-29 10:55:04

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Thursday warned North Korea against test-firing a long-range missile and underscored concerns about its nuclear ambitions. "We both agreed that it's very important for us to remain united in sending a clear message to the North Korean leader that, first of all, launching a missile is unacceptable," Bush said at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. The United States and other major powers are...


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