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2006-08-21 23:54:00

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said it was considering a pre-emptive attack to counter a U.S.-South Korean joint military training drill that Pyongyang sees as a "war action," its official media reported on Tuesday. In its official media, North Korea said the drills were "an undisguised military threat and blackmail against the DPRK (North Korea) and a war action." The drills were a violation of the truce that ended the 1950-1953 Korean War, it said. "The Korean Peoples' Army side,...

2006-08-18 13:31:54

By Tabassum Zakaria CAMP DAVID, Md (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Friday warned that North Korea would pose a threat to the world if it tested a nuclear bomb for the first time, following reports that the reclusive government was considering such a move. Bush also pressed participants in six-party talks to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear-weapons program, while a senior U.S. official played down the chances of an early nuclear test. "If North Korea were to...

2006-08-17 12:29:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House accused North Korea on Thursday of counterfeiting dollars to support terrorism and said the United States would continue to try to stem such illicit activity as well as Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. Six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program have been stalled since November after Pyongyang objected to a U.S. crackdown on companies suspected of helping the country in counterfeiting. The United States has accused North Korea of...

2006-08-17 12:25:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House accused North Korea on Thursday of counterfeiting dollars to support terrorism and said the United States would continue to try to stem such illicit activity as well as Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. Six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program have been stalled since November after Pyongyang objected to a U.S. crackdown on companies suspected of helping the country in counterfeiting. The United States has accused North Korea of conducting...

2006-08-14 02:41:44

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged patience in attempts to lure North Korea back to talks about its nuclear weapons ambitions rather than risk a "negative" response from the secretive state. North Korea spurned calls at a regional security forum last month to return to the six-party talks, even threatening to quit the ASEAN Regional Forum altogether. The talks have been stalled since November and attempts to bring the communist...

2006-08-08 10:05:04

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea needs to be given a face-saving way of coming back to talks on its nuclear weapons program or it might opt to increase tension through missile or nuclear tests, a report released on Wednesday said. The influential International Crisis Group (ICG) said in a report on the stalled six-way nuclear talks and the North's multiple missile launches in July that one way to reduce tensions might be for the United States to ease some of the...

2006-07-26 09:23:17

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is encouraged by China's "affirmative steps" in freezing some North-Korea related assets, White House spokesman Tony Snow said on Wednesday. A U.S. official told Reuters the action was taken by the state-owned Bank of China and pre-dated North Korea's July 4 missile tests. "We're encouraged by the fact that the Chinese government has taken affirmative steps," Snow told reporters. The United States has tried to nudge China -- Pyongyang's...

2006-07-26 04:02:57

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States has formally requested North Korea to attend six-country talks on ending its nuclear program at a regional security meeting in Kuala Lumpur, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday. The United States made the request earlier this week through the North Korean mission to the United Nations in New York, Yonhap cited diplomatic sources as saying. Talks on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons programs among the two Koreas, China, Japan,...

2006-07-25 22:30:27

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - China believes there is no point in reconvening multi-lateral talks over North Korea's nuclear-weapons ambitions unless the reclusive state takes part, a senior Chinese foreign ministry official said. China and others hope to renew the long-stalled talks with North Korea this week on the sidelines of a global security forum in Malaysia, where all six parties engaged on the issue will be represented, including U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The...

2006-07-22 01:32:21

TOKYO (Reuters) - China has signaled its reluctance to hold five-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions in Malaysia next week, if the reclusive communist state refuses to meet, Japanese media reported on Saturday. Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing expressed Beijing's view to a senior Japanese diplomat in Beijing on Friday, Japanese media quoted Japanese Foreign Ministry officials as saying. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said on Friday Washington was...


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