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2008-06-27 06:00:11

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, June 27 (Yonhap) - South Korea's political parties on Friday welcomed North Korea's scheduled destruction of its nuclear cooling tower, urging the communist regime to completely denuclearize to secure peace on the Korean Peninsula. "This is a historic day in which North Korea takes its first step towards denuclearization," said Jo Yoon-sun, spokeswoman of the ruling Grand National Party. "We hope North Korea will promptly...

2008-06-27 03:00:20

North Korea Friday took another step in giving up its nuclear weapons program with plans to blow up the cooling tower of its main nuclear plant. The action, with wide media coverage around the world, was designed to show the world Pyongyang is ready to keep its denuclearization promise in return for massive economic and other aid from the other five parties in the six-party talks, South Korean official said. The others are the United States, Russia, China, Japan and South Korea. The...

2008-06-26 21:00:38

MOSCOW. June 26 (Interfax) - The Russian Foreign Ministry has welcomed North Korea's hand over of a declaration of its nuclear activities to the United States. "We welcome it and see it as a positive step in the right direction, which is consistent with the agreements reached at the six-party talks," the Russian Foreign Ministry told Interfax. "This step leads to the final goal - the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Earlier on Tuesday the U.S....

2008-06-26 18:00:42

Tokyo, June 26 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government intends to keep close contact with the United States over North Korean issues after Washington starts procedures to remove the reclusive nation from its list of state sponsors of terrorism following Pyongyang's latest nuclear declaration. Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura is set to ask the United States to increase pressure on North Korea in order to bring about progress over the issue of Pyongyang's past abductions of Japanese...

2008-06-26 15:00:11

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Kyoto, June 26 Kyodo - Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura expressed determination Thursday to strive to bring about a resolution to the issue of North Korea's abductions of Japanese national during the 45 days before the United States removes the North from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Komura, meanwhile, welcomed the North's declaration of nuclear programmes earlier in the day, telling a group of reporters,...

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2008-06-26 12:00:00

BEIJING -- North Korea handed over a long-overdue disclosure of its nuclear activity Thursday, and President Bush responded by easing some trade sanctions and pledging to take Pyongyang off a terrorism blacklist. The coordinated actions marked a watershed in global efforts to coax reclusive North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons in exchange for assistance and recognition. As a light drizzle fell on China's capital, North Korean diplomats entered the Foreign Ministry and delivered...

2008-06-26 09:02:24

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Seoul, June 26 Kyodo - South Korea on Thursday welcomed North Korea's submission of a list of its nuclear programmes to China. In a press briefing, Foreign Minister Yu Myung Hwan said the North's submission is "positive, as it would provide the foundation to moving on to the next stage of dismantling" nuclear weapons programmes. Yu said North Korea submitted the nuclear declaration Thursday afternoon. Yu also said the...

2008-06-26 09:00:04

Japan remained firm Thursday on the issue of the abduction of its nationals by North Korea. Japanese Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura said Japn's stand won't change even if the United States removes North Korea from its list of terrorism-sponsoring countries, Kyodo news reported. The abduction issue, which relates to Japan's claim that North Korea hasn't accounted for 12 kidnapped nationals, has gained momentum as the six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization appeared set to...

2008-06-26 06:02:22

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Pyongyang, June 26 Kyodo - The US State Department's top Korea expert arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday afternoon, ahead of a series of events expected to end a six-month stall in the six-way process for denuclearizing North Korea. Sung Kim, director of the department's Office of Korean Affairs, said he will attend the demolition of the cooling tower attached to the Yongbyon nuclear reactor, expected to take place Friday once...

2008-06-26 06:00:29

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, June 26 Kyodo - The planned US removal of North Korea from Washington's blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism will not change its stance on the issue of North Korea's abduction of Japanese nationals, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura said Thursday. At a news conference, Machimura also said Japan intends to take part in examining North Korea's long-overdue nuclear declaration, expected to be presented to...


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