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2006-07-08 17:30:28

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States, facing opposition to proposed U.N. sanctions against North Korea for this week's missile tests, said on Saturday it backed China's proposal for informal talks to re-engage the reclusive state. China -- the closest North Korea has for an ally -- and Russia oppose a draft U.N. Security Council resolution by Japan to bar missile-related financial and technology transactions with North Korea because of the missile launches. Instead...

2006-07-08 09:10:00

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States, facing opposition to proposed U.N. sanctions against North Korea for this week's missile tests, said on Saturday it backed China's proposal for informal talks to re-engage the reclusive state. China -- the closest North Korea has for an ally -- and Russia oppose a draft U.N. Security Council resolution by Japan to bar missile-related financial and technology transactions with North Korea because of the missile launches. Instead...

2006-07-08 04:27:21

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States, facing opposition to proposed U.N. sanctions against North Korea for this week's missile tests, said on Saturday it backed China's proposal for informal talks to re-engage the reclusive state. China -- the closest North Korea has for an ally -- and Russia oppose a draft U.N. Security Council resolution by Japan to bar missile-related financial and technology transactions with North Korea because of the missile launches. Instead...

2006-07-08 02:45:10

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States, facing opposition to proposed U.N. sanctions against North Korea for this week's missile tests, said on Saturday it backed China's proposal for informal talks to re-engage the reclusive state. China -- the closest North Korea has for an ally -- and Russia oppose a draft U.N. Security Council resolution by Japan to bar missile-related financial and technology transactions with North Korea because of the missile launches. Instead...

2006-07-08 02:21:25

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States said on Saturday it and South Korea supported a proposal to hold an informal meeting to spur stalled talks on ending North Korea's nuclear program "The Chinese have talked about putting together a six-party informal. We both support that," top U.S. envoy for North Korea, Christopher Hill, told reporters in the South Korean capital. Hill was in China on Friday and flies to Japan on Sunday. His trip to Asia follows Wednesday's missile launch by...

2006-07-07 14:41:41

By Jonathan Thatcher SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea threatened on Friday to take "stronger physical actions" after Japan imposed sanctions in response to its missile tests this week, while the United States and Japan struggled to set out a unified diplomatic response to the launches. Japan is pushing for a U.N. Security Council vote for Saturday on further sanctions against North Korea, despite opposition from veto-wielding members China and Russia. Japanese Ambassador Kenzo Oshima,...

2006-07-07 06:20:50

By Jonathan Thatcher SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea lashed out at Japan on Friday for imposing sanctions after it test-fired missiles three days ago, but the United States said even China, the communist state's closest ally, considered the launch a provocative act. South Korea however announced it would hold ministerial talks with the North as scheduled next week, the first high-level contact with Pyongyang since the July 4 tests. The cabinet-level talks are slated to run from July 11...

2006-07-05 13:10:47

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council considered imposing sanctions on North Korea's weapons program on Wednesday after the reclusive state test-fired a series of missiles, including a long-range weapon. Japan, backed by the United States, Britain and France prepared a resolution demanding that nations withhold all funds, material and technology that could be used for North Korea's missile program. But Russia said it opposed sanctions and would...

2006-07-05 09:33:57

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Japan, the United States and Britain on Wednesday readied a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding that nations withhold all funds, goods and technology that could be used for North Korea's missile program. The draft, read to Reuters and subject to changes, also condemned the launch and strongly urged North Korea to return to the six-nation talks on its nuclear program. No vote was expected on Wednesday.

2006-07-01 21:06:49

TOKYO (Reuters) - China has sounded out the nations involved in stalled six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear programme about the possibility of holding informal discussions later this month, a Japanese daily reported on Sunday. Tensions have risen recently across the region since U.S. officials said satellite pictures indicated North Korea had begun what appeared to be preparations to launch a ballistic missile that some experts say could reach parts of the United States....


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