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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,...

2006-07-19 00:39:27

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea ordered a wartime mobilization of its troops and citizens hours before the U.N. Security Council approved a resolution condemning Pyongyang for testing missiles, a South Korean daily reported on Wednesday. A South Korean government official denied the report. "We understand North Korea ordered a tight alert around July 5 when they test fired missiles, but they did not issue a mobilization order," the official, who asked not to be named, said by...

2006-07-16 04:07:28

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it was not bound by a U.N. Security Council resolution, which has created "an extremely dangerous situation" and the country would "bolster its war deterrent" in every way. The Security Council had acted with "irresponsibility," by voting unanimously for a resolution requiring nations to prevent North Korea from obtaining dangerous weapons, an unnamed North Korean foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying by the official KCNA news...

2006-07-16 05:49:58

By Caren Bohan ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - A U.N. Security Council resolution imposing weapons-related sanctions on North Korea will help get Pyongyang back to talks on its nuclear plans, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Sunday. Because of the international unity displayed by Saturday's resolution, "ultimately, North Korea will have no choice but to return to the talks and pursue de-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula," Rice told reporters at a G8 summit in...

2006-07-15 21:26:38

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Saturday for a resolution requiring nations to prevent North Korea from getting dangerous weapons and demanding Pyongyang halt its ballistic missile program. North Korea immediately "totally rejected" the resolution. Its U.N. Ambassador Pak Gil Yon told the council that Pyongyang's missile development served "to keep the balance of force and preserving peace and stability in Northeast Asia."...

2006-07-15 17:54:41

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Saturday imposing sanctions on North Korea's dangerous weapons and condemning Pyongyang's recent missile tests. North Korea immediately "totally rejected" the resolution. Its U.N. Ambassador Pak Gil Yon said Pyongyang's missile development served "to keep the balance of force and preserving peace and stability in Northeast Asia." In response, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton told...

2006-07-15 16:19:16

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Saturday imposing weapons-related sanctions on North Korea and condemning Pyongyang's flurry of missile tests on July 5. North Korea immediately rejected the resolution. Its U.N. Ambassador Pak Gil Yon said Pyongyang's missile development served "to keep the balance of force and preserving peace and stability in Northeast Asia." The resolution after days of haggling among...

2006-07-15 13:38:59

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Japan and the United States said they expected adoption on Saturday of a U.N. resolution imposing weapons-related sanctions on North Korea but cautioned that the text was not yet complete. Japan was still waiting for final instructions, a council diplomat told Reuters after informal talks among key members. Both countries are aiming for a unanimous U.N. Security Council vote, without either a veto or an abstention from China and Russia,...

2006-07-14 14:03:47

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States insisted on Friday on a U.N. Security Council resolution that would enact mandatory sanctions on North Korea's missile program as negotiators sought to prevent a veto from China. Talks at the United Nations in New York have narrowed some differences on the sanctions, which would prevent a transfer of materials or funds for North Korea's missile or nuclear programs. But other problems remained, diplomats said. France's...

2006-07-14 13:14:00

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and Japan pressed for a U.N. Security Council vote on Friday on North Korea's missile tests after some progress had been made in negotiations to bridge differences with China and Russia. But other Western diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, said China would veto the measure unless at least one key issue was resolved and that it preferred to wait until Saturday. U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said not all Security...


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