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2008-10-14 00:00:19

By Anne Penketh World Focus North Korea If you were keeping a scorecard of the nuclear brinkmanship between North Korea and the United States, today it would show game, set and match for Pyongyang over the world's only remaining superpower. The totalitarian state secured a major strategic victory at the weekend over the US, which finally removed North Korea from its terrorism blacklist, consigning to history President George Bush's description of Pyongyang as a member of the "Axis of...

2008-10-13 18:00:11

The International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday North Korea allowed its inspectors back into the Yongbyon nuclear facility. In a statement on its Web site, the agency said core discharge activities at the reactor would resume Tuesday and inspectors would reapply containment and surveillance measures. North Korea said last Thursday it would not allow the nuclear watchdog's inspectors back and had earlier threatened to resume its nuclear program but reversed course after the United...

2008-10-13 09:00:05

By HYUNG-JIN KIM By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea North Korea said Sunday it will resume disabling its key nuclear complex after the United States dropped the country from a terrorism blacklist - a breakthrough expected to help energize stalled talks aimed at ending the country's atomic ambitions. The spat was the latest of many between Pyongyang and Washington that threatened to scuttle progress before eventually being settled. The international talks...

2008-10-13 06:00:22

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper Chungang Ilbo website on 12 October [Editorial: "'Normalizing' North Korea"] The United States has removed North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. In other words, it has opened the way for North Korea to be acknowledged as a "normal state" in the international arena. However, domestic US law still imposes another sanction on North Korea, a prohibition on providing financial support or export guarantees to communist...

2008-10-12 09:00:21

North Korea says it will resume dismantling its nuclear reprocessing complex in the wake of a U.S. decision to drop the country from its terrorism list. The United States made the move as part of an Oct. 3 agreement in which Pyongyang demanded it be removed from the State Department's list of state sponsors of international terrorism. In return, North Korea will allow international inspectors to verify activities at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, Yonhap, the South Korean news agency,...

2008-10-11 18:00:11

Washington, Oct. 11 (Jiji Press)--The United States said Saturday that it has removed North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism in exchange for jump-starting six-party talks on the reclusive state's nuclear issues. Agreeing with North Korea on "a series of verification measures that represents significant cooperation" for its denuclearization, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has rescinded the terror state designation effective immediately, the State Department said. The...

2008-10-11 12:00:06

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Sam Stratman of House Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, +1-202-226-7875, sam.stratman@mail.house.gov WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, strongly criticized today's decision by the U.S. Government to remove North Korea from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism without first requiring full verification of the dismantlement of...

2008-10-11 09:00:03

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (Yonhap) - The United States has not yet made a decision on whether or when to delist North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, the State Department said Friday. Spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters that he had "nothing new" on the issue, explaining that discussions are still under way between the partners in the six-party talks on ending North Korea's nuclear ambitions. They are the two Koreas, the US,...

2008-10-10 03:00:02

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso has turned down a U.S.-supported North Korean nuclear verification offer, sources told the Financial Times. The Times, quoting two sources familiar with the decision, reported the new Japanese prime minister did not accept the offer despite U.S. urging. The issue relates to U.S. efforts to reach an understanding with the Communist country for its denuclearization. The issue, part of the six-nation talks, has bogged down over U.S. demand for verification in...

2008-10-07 09:00:19

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Seoul, Oct. 7 Kyodo - South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung Hwan said Tuesday that the United States and North Korea have shown flexibility in talks aimed at resolving the dispute over the verification of information the North has provided about its nuclear programmes. The US position "remains unchanged in substance, but is showing flexibility to the fullest possible limit," Yu told a parliamentary committee. Yu also said...


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