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2008-11-13 00:00:17

The United States says verification of North Korea's earlier nuclear activities must include samples taken from its nuclear sites. U.S. State Department spokesman Robert Wood said the Communist country must permit international inspectors to take such samples, CNN reported. "We want to do what we can with our other six-party allies to make sure that the North adheres to what it agreed to do," Wood was quoted as saying. Besides and the United States and North Korea, others nations...

2008-10-14 03:00:15

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "N.K. Foreign Minister in Moscow To Discuss Nuclear, Wider Ties: Report"] SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Yonhap) - North Korea's foreign minister was to arrive in Russia on Tuesday for talks with Russian officials possibly on bilateral ties and the North's denuclearization, a report said. During a four-day stay in Moscow, Pak Ui-jun will meet ranking Moscow officials including his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov,...

2008-10-14 00:00:19

By Anne Penketh World Focus North Korea If you were keeping a scorecard of the nuclear brinkmanship between North Korea and the United States, today it would show game, set and match for Pyongyang over the world's only remaining superpower. The totalitarian state secured a major strategic victory at the weekend over the US, which finally removed North Korea from its terrorism blacklist, consigning to history President George Bush's description of Pyongyang as a member of the "Axis of...

2008-10-13 18:00:11

The International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday North Korea allowed its inspectors back into the Yongbyon nuclear facility. In a statement on its Web site, the agency said core discharge activities at the reactor would resume Tuesday and inspectors would reapply containment and surveillance measures. North Korea said last Thursday it would not allow the nuclear watchdog's inspectors back and had earlier threatened to resume its nuclear program but reversed course after the United...

2008-10-13 06:00:22

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper Chungang Ilbo website on 12 October [Editorial: "'Normalizing' North Korea"] The United States has removed North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. In other words, it has opened the way for North Korea to be acknowledged as a "normal state" in the international arena. However, domestic US law still imposes another sanction on North Korea, a prohibition on providing financial support or export guarantees to communist...

2008-10-12 00:00:15

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration is trying to build consensus among its negotiating partners before removing North Korea from a terrorism blacklist in hopes of salvaging nuclear disarmament talks, U.S. officials said Friday.The administration is close to taking the step but is still consulting with China, South Korea, Russia and particularly Japan on the move, which is meant to revive the process, the officials said. A decision had been expected as early as...

2008-10-11 18:00:11

Washington, Oct. 11 (Jiji Press)--The United States said Saturday that it has removed North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism in exchange for jump-starting six-party talks on the reclusive state's nuclear issues. Agreeing with North Korea on "a series of verification measures that represents significant cooperation" for its denuclearization, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has rescinded the terror state designation effective immediately, the State Department said. The...

2008-10-11 12:00:06

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Sam Stratman of House Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, +1-202-226-7875, sam.stratman@mail.house.gov WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, strongly criticized today's decision by the U.S. Government to remove North Korea from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism without first requiring full verification of the dismantlement of...

2008-10-11 09:00:03

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (Yonhap) - The United States has not yet made a decision on whether or when to delist North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, the State Department said Friday. Spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters that he had "nothing new" on the issue, explaining that discussions are still under way between the partners in the six-party talks on ending North Korea's nuclear ambitions. They are the two Koreas, the US,...

2008-10-10 15:00:10

Once again, the nuclear talks with North Korea have stalled. Pyongyang is preparing to restart plutonium production. And our diplomat, after a hasty repair visit, has left the capital apparently empty-handed. President Bush, after starting out rejecting the Clinton "framework" for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, resumed six-nation talks two years ago. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice evidently persuaded him that threats and name-calling had failed and that diplomacy was worth a...


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