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2006-07-14 13:12:54

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...

2006-07-14 13:10:23

Corrects paragraph 11 to say G8 meeting taking place in St. Petersburg, not Moscow. By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and Japan pressed for a U.N. Security Council vote 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 were resolved and that it...

2006-07-14 11:57:59

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and Japan pressed for a U.N. Security Council vote 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 were resolved and that it preferred to wait until Saturday. U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said not all Security...

2006-07-13 21:27:20

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Japan on Thursday pushed for a vote this week on its U.N. Security Council resolution imposing weapons-related sanctions on North Korea, despite China's threat to veto the draft. "We are not ready to spend a lot of time on these negotiations," Japan's U.N. Ambassador Kenzo Oshima said. "Our position is to have the decision ... by the end of the week." Oshima and U.S. Ambassador John Bolton told reporters consultations would go on with...

2006-07-13 10:38:08

By Jack Kim PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Efforts to bring North Korea back to disarmament talks were in tatters on Thursday as Pyongyang stormed out of a meeting with the South and a senior U.S. diplomat left the region after a week of shuttle diplomacy. The deadlock threw the spotlight back on wrangling over a U.N. resolution censuring North Korea for its July 5 missile tests, which has pitted Japan against China and Russia. Kyodo news agency reported that Japan was now prepared...

2006-07-13 10:34:46

By Jack Kim PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Efforts to bring North Korea back to disarmament talks were in tatters on Thursday as Pyongyang stormed out of a meeting with the South and a senior U.S. diplomat left the region after a week of shuttle diplomacy. The deadlock threw the spotlight back on wrangling over a U.N. resolution censuring North Korea for its July 5 missile tests, which has pitted Japan against China and Russia. Kyodo news agency reported that Japan was now prepared...

2006-07-13 06:47:27

By Jack Kim PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Efforts to bring North Korea back to disarmament talks were in tatters on Thursday as Pyongyang stormed out of a meeting with the South and a senior U.S. diplomat left the region after a week of shuttle diplomacy. The deadlock threw the spotlight back on wrangling over a U.N. resolution censuring North Korea for its July 5 missile tests, which has pitted Japan against China and Russia. Kyodo news agency reported that Japan was now prepared...

2006-07-13 03:54:21

By Jack Kim PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea stormed out of talks with South Korea on Thursday and Seoul froze food aid to its impoverished neighbor, as regional fissures over how to deal with Pyongyang's missile tests widened. Pyongyang also appeared to have stood up to its closest ally, Beijing, which has sent a "friendship delegation" to North Korea. "So far they don't seem to be interested in listening, much less doing anything," U.S. Assistant Secretary of State...

2006-07-13 03:30:20

By Jack Kim PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea stormed out of talks with South Korea on Thursday and Seoul froze food aid to its impoverished neighbor, as regional fissures over how to deal with Pyongyang's missile tests widened. Pyongyang also appeared to have stood up to its closest ally, Beijing, which has sent a "friendship delegation" to North Korea. "So far they don't seem to be interested in listening, much less doing anything," U.S. Assistant Secretary of State...

2006-07-12 11:55:56

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China and Russia announced on Wednesday they introduced a new U.N. Security Council resolution to compete with Japan's proposals that would impose weapons-related sanctions on North Korea. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said the resolution went "a long way" toward meeting the concerns of supporters of the Japanese resolution. Western diplomats said the draft resolution was stronger than anything China had proposed in the past but still did not go...


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