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2006-07-01 15:26:16

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea accused the United States of preparing for a nuclear war in the Korean peninsula and said it would bolster its own deterrent in response. It was the first time North Korea referred so specifically to building up its deterrent -- the usual way of referring to its nuclear programme -- since a crisis began over its suspected plans to test-fire a long-range missile. A statement carried by the North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Saturday...

2006-06-28 02:03:57

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - China's Premier Wen Jiabao on Wednesday called for a peaceful solution to the missile and nuclear crises on the Korean peninsula, and said all sides should work to ease tensions. Wen made the comments to reporters after holding talks with Australian Prime Minister John Howard that covered bilateral issues and also the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea. "We are closely following these developments," Wen said when asked about reports North Korea may...

2006-06-26 04:20:15

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea warned North Korea on Monday there would be a price to pay if it launched a long-range missile, using its strongest language yet to try to dissuade Pyongyang from a test-flight. U.S. officials have said North Korea was preparing to test a long-range ballistic missile that some experts say could reach parts of the United States. Washington and Tokyo have warned Pyongyang of a harsh response if it went ahead with the launch. "Whatever the...

2006-06-21 18:52:49

By Tabassum Zakaria VIENNA (Reuters) - President George W. Bush warned North Korea on Wednesday against test-firing a long-range missile, while other U.S. officials rejected Pyongyang's offer of bilateral talks with Washington on the issue. Bush, speaking in Vienna after meeting EU leaders, said North Korea must abide by international agreements. "North Koreans have made agreements with us in the past and we expect them to keep their agreements," Bush said. "For example agreements...

2006-06-14 04:15:30

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea called on the North on Wednesday to stop preparations for a ballistic missile test, saying it threatened regional security and caused grave concern. Analysts said the North might not in fact test a missile, but reminding the world of its arsenal bolstered hardliners in Pyongyang who wanted to show military strength and those in Washington who wanted to counter a potential North Korean threat. U.S. officials said on Monday North Korea was...

2006-05-26 17:25:35

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's plan for a massive detonation of conventional high explosives in Nevada to test the effectiveness of weapons against deeply buried targets has been postponed indefinitely, officials said on Thursday. The National Nuclear Security Administration, part of the Energy Department, said it was withdrawing its finding that the planned detonation of 700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil in the Nevada desert would cause "no...

2006-05-18 08:42:28

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is open to discussions with North Korea on a peace treaty at the same time as six-country talks on dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear programs, a U.S. official said on Thursday. Commenting on a report in The New York Times, the official said the concurrent efforts had been under way for months. The comments appeared to play down the Times' report that the Bush administration was considering a new...

2006-04-24 01:36:40

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will not return to stalled six-party talks on its nuclear programs unless the United States ends financial curbs, official media said on Monday. Washington has accused Pyongyang of boycotting the talks and said its crackdown on firms it suspects of aiding North Korean counterfeiting, money laundering and drug trafficking is a separate issue. North Korea has criticized the crackdown before. Monday's comment was the first significant statement from the...

2006-04-12 02:57:42

By Jack Kim and George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - The top U.S. negotiator to talks on North Korea's nuclear arms program urged patience after a two-day flurry of diplomatic activity in Tokyo failed to yield a breakthrough in the stalled negotiations. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill headed for Seoul on Wednesday without holding substantive discussions with his North Korean counterpart, Kim Kye-gwan, dashing expectations of fresh momentum to resume the talks. "It's...

2006-04-03 04:07:44

By Tomi Soetjipto JAKARTA (Reuters) - South Korea, one of the world's biggest oil and liquefied natural gas importers, wants to help Indonesia develop nuclear power, South Korea's Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon said on Monday. "We hope that both Indonesia and Korea will be able to conclude a nuclear energy cooperation agreement as soon as possible," Ban told a joint news conference with Indonesa's Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda. "We are one of the countries with high tech technology...


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