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2008-07-23 12:00:13

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Chi-dong: "(ARF) Six-Way FM Talks: Top N. Korean, US Diplomats Discuss Nuclear Issue"] Singapore, July 23 (Yonhap) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with her North Korean counterpart Pak Ui-chun here Wednesday to discuss Pyongyang's atomic weapons programme, demonstrating the two sides' political will to move the agreed-upon denuclearization process forward. Their "informal meeting" was joined by top...

2008-07-23 09:00:12

The United States should drop its hostile policy by lifting all its sanctions against North Korea, a Pyongyang official said Wednesday in Singapore. In the island state for a meeting of the foreign ministers of the six nations involved in North Korea's denuclearization, Ri Dong-il, speaking for the North Korean foreign minister, said his country last month submitted a long-due declaration of its nuclear programs in a sincere effort, Yonhap news agency reported. In return, he said the...

2008-07-23 06:00:12

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Chi-dong: "N. Korea Urges US To Lift All Sanctions"] Singapore, July 23 (Yonhap) - North Korea renewed calls Wednesday for the US to drop its "hostile policy" towards Pyongyang, as the top diplomats from the two sides were set to hold talks here on the sidelines of a regional security forum. "Our republic submitted a nuclear declaration in a sincere effort and even took the measure of demolishing a cooling tower (at the...

2008-07-22 06:00:20

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "US Hopes To Discuss N. Korea's Uranium, Proliferation at ARF: Rice"] Washington, July 21 (Yonhap) - Foreign ministers of six countries involved in North Korea's denuclearization will discuss North Korea's alleged uranium enrichment and nuclear proliferation Wednesday in Singapore at a regional security forum, the top US diplomat said Monday. "I think what we'll do is we'll certainly review progress in the...

2008-07-18 03:00:10

Foreign ministers of nations involved in North Korea's denuclearization intend to meet in Singapore on the sidelines of an ASEAN forum, it was disclosed Friday. Quoting a South Korean official, Yonhap news agency reported the foreign ministers of the United States, Russia, China, Japan and the two Koreas will meet next Wednesday when Singapore plays host to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum. The high-level meeting comes in the wake of the six-party talks among the...

2008-07-12 21:00:02

BEIJING. July 12 (Interfax) - Russia and the U.S. will complete the shipment of the heavy fuel oil promised to North Korea by the end of 2008, says a communique issued upon the closure of a meeting of the heads of delegations to the six-party talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula on Saturday. China and South Korea also reaffirmed their preparedness to live up to their commitments regarding heavy fuel oil for North Korea. Japan said it would join the process "when essential...

2008-07-12 18:00:02

Beijing, July 12 (Jiji Press)--Top envoys from six countries trying to dismantle North Korea's nuclear ambition ended their three- day talks here on Saturday by adopting a statement that features six- point agreements including the establishment of a mechanism to verify North Korea's declared nuclear programs. The six countries' experts will carry out the verification, and inspecting nuclear facilities, browsing relevant documents and interviewing North Korean engineers are main ingredients...

2008-07-12 00:00:11

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo By Naoko Aoki Beijing, July 12 Kyodo - Negotiators from six countries met for the third day in Beijing Saturday [12 July] to try to work out the specifics of a mechanism to verify North Korea's declaration of its nuclear programmes. The delegates from North and South Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia were also set to discuss the outlook for the next phase of Pyongyang's denuclearization as they tried to wrap...

2008-07-11 09:00:19

Negotiators meeting in Beijing on North Korea's denuclearization Friday focused on a mechanism to verify the North's disclosure of its nuclear programs. We will begin our talks today with the topic of verification and a monitoring system, which we were not able to complete yesterday, South Korean envoy Kim Sook told reporters at a Beijing hotel, Kyodo news service reported. The six-party talks among the United States, Russia, China, Japan and the two Koreas to end Pyongyang's nuclear...

2008-07-10 03:00:10

The six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization, resuming in Beijing, will seek ways to verify the communist country's declaration of its nuclear assets. The talks, set to open Thursday afternoon in the Chinese capital after an absence of nine months, come in the wake of North Korea's submission of its long-awaited disclosure of its nuclear programs in exchange for substantial aid from the other parties at the talks -- the United States, Russia, China, Japan and South Korea. The...