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2008-10-02 06:00:03

Text of report in English by Philippine newspaper The Manila Times website on 30 September Christopher Hill, the chief American negotiator in the six- nation talks on the North Korean nuclear programme, will most likely be in Pyongyang today, after meeting with his counterpart in Seoul on Monday. Hill's mission should concern us Filipinos much more deeply than many of us realize. The mission is to salvage the now seemingly comatose international effort these past two years to persuade...

2008-10-01 06:00:31

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Chi-dong: "Hill Visits Pyongyang For Showdown In Nuclear Talks"] Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - Top US nuclear envoy Christopher Hill began a trip to North Korea on Wednesday [1 October], reportedly bringing with him a new proposal for Pyongyang on a plan to verify its claims about nuclear programmes. Hill, the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, crossed the heavily-fortified inter-Korean border...

2008-09-19 09:00:07

North Korea's Foreign Ministry said the country is restoring its nuclear reactor and isn't concerned about being listed as a terrorism-supporting country. North Korea "suspended the disablement of its nuclear facilities and work has been underway to restore its nuclear facilities in Yongbyon to their original state since some time ago," a ministry spokesman said in an interview with the North's official news agency, Yonhap reported. The steps in restarting the main plutonium-producing...

2008-09-19 06:00:08

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Seoul, 19 September: A chief North Korean negotiator for talks with South Korea over energy aid to the North rebuffed Friday a US call to establish a regime to verify the North's declaration of nuclear facilities, according to Yonhap News Agency. "Applying the unacceptable method of inspecting in a burglar's way would only heighten political tensions," Hyon Hak Bong, deputy director of the North's Foreign Ministry's US Affairs...

2008-09-05 09:00:10

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Updated version: Updates throughout with start of meetings in Beijing; changes dateline per 0846 gmt source update; By Lee Ji- dong: "Envoys To Discuss Pyongyang's Nuclear Resumption"] BEIJING/SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) - Nuclear envoys began a flurry of meetings in Beijing on Friday to discuss ways of dealing with Pyongyang's move to restart its reactor and find a breakthrough on how to verify the secretive regime's nuclear...

2008-09-04 09:00:12

By CHOE SANG-HUN By Choe Sang-hun The New York Times SEOUL, South Korea North Korea has begun reassembling its main nuclear complex, its only known source of bomb-making plutonium, the South Korean government said Wednesday, but the United States cast doubt on the seriousness of the North's efforts. The North announced last week that it had stopped disabling its nuclear facilities and threatened to rebuild them, angry that it had not yet been removed from the U.S. list of state...

2008-09-04 06:00:07

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "(LEAD) Hill Due in Beijing on Verification of N Korean Nuclear Programmes: Officials " by Hwang Doo-hyong] WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (Yonhap) - US chief nuclear envoy Christopher Hill will fly to Beijing Thursday to meet with South Korean and Chinese officials on ways to break the deadlock over a verification protocol for North Korea's nuclear weapons programmes, a senior South Korean official said Wednesday....

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...

2008-07-18 06:00:23

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, July 18 (Yonhap) - The foreign ministers of the six nations involved in talks over North Korea's nuclear disarmament will meet in Singapore next week, a South Korean government official said Friday. The meeting would mark the first gathering of the top diplomats from the two Koreas, the US, China, Russia, and Japan aimed at discussing the nuclear issue, although their lower-level nuclear envoys have held several rounds of...


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