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2008-07-11 06:00:16

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap BEIJING, July 11 (Yonhap) - North Korea and its dialogue partners here came close to a compromise Friday on how to check the authenticity of the secretive nation's recent account of its plutonium inventory, a South Korean official said. Establishing a verification protocol is a key agenda at the six- way talks aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear programme. The negotiations also involving the US, China, Russia and Japan...

2008-07-08 09:00:04

North Korean denuclearization talks, stalled for nine months, are to resume this week, a South Korean official said Tuesday. Kim Sook said the six-nation talks are to resume Thursday in Beijing, The New York Times reported. Participants are the United States, the Koreas, China, Japan and Russia. Talks were stymied until June, when North Korea submitted delayed-but-partial documentation of its nuclear programs. In return, the United States moved to remove North Korea from its list of...

2008-07-08 06:00:03

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SAPPORO, Japan, July 8 (Yonhap) - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak [Yi Myo'ng-pak] urged North Korea to be more transparent about its nuclear weapons programme and settle the issue of the North's abductions of South Korean and Japanese civilians if it truly wants to join the international community, the Tokyo Shimbun reported Tuesday. In an interview with the Japanese newspaper, held in Seoul on Monday, Lee forecast that...

2008-06-28 12:01:34

By Associated Press YONGBYON, North Korea -- The gray cooling tower crumbled behind billowing dust clouds in seconds Friday, reducing the structure at North Korea's nuclear reactor into a pile of rubble. It was a choreographed show by the communist regime meant to affirm an intention to stop making atomic bombs. From a distance, smiling diplomats from the United States and other nations snapped photos of the blast that destroyed part of the heart of the North's nuclear weapons program....

2008-06-28 09:01:01

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap ["Rice Urges N. Korea To Abandon All Nuclear Weapons" by Lee Chi- dong] SEOUL, June 28 (Yonhap) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday that North Korea's recent declaration of its nuclear programme is not enough to satisfy Washington, which is seeking "the abandonment of all programmes, weapons, and materials." She confirmed that the declaration the North submitted Thursday contains key data on the reclusive...

2008-06-21 06:00:03

Text of report by Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun website on 20 June [Unattributed report: "The Foreign Minister Indicates an Intention To Approve of Postponing North Korea's 'Nuclear Notification' 26 The Idea of Drawing Up Another Document Comes Up"] Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura hinted that even if nuclear weapons-related information is not included in a "nuclear programme declaration" that North Korea will present to China, the chair of the six-party talks, to provide...

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2006-10-18 00:40:00

By ANGELA CHARLTON BRUYERES-LE-CHATEL, France - While North Korea was testing a nuclear bomb, France was verifying its nuclear arms, too "” with a battalion of soundless, black, cabinet-sized calculators buried beneath a meadow. The world's established nuclear powers have for the past decade foregone real test blasts for the onscreen kind, harnessing the world's most powerful computers to simulate as best as possible what happens when a nuclear bomb explodes. So why should any...

2006-09-06 04:27:10

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States have discussed warning North Korea against conducting a nuclear test, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said in Beijing on Wednesday. U.S. intelligence authorities detected suspicious vehicle movement around North Korea's test site, according to a U.S. television news report last month, but Seoul and Washington officials have since played down the possibility of a test. "We talked about the need to make very clear to...

2006-09-05 21:02:39

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States have discussed warning North Korea against conducting a nuclear test, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said in Beijing on Wednesday. Hill, speaking to reporters after meeting Wu Dawei, China's chief diplomat in charge of negotiations with North Korea, said he had no clear information to substantiate reports that Pyongyang might be preparing to test a nuclear device. "We discussed the danger that the DPRK could take...

2006-09-02 16:27:35

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. point man with North Korea will urge Asian powers to end arms-related trade with Pyongyang as ordered by the U.N. on a tour of the region next week, U.S. officials say. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, who departs on Sunday for Japan, China and South Korea, will assure them that despite the U.N. order increasing pressure on the North, the United States still backs six party talks to persuade...


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