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2008-10-10 03:00:02

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso has turned down a U.S.-supported North Korean nuclear verification offer, sources told the Financial Times. The Times, quoting two sources familiar with the decision, reported the new Japanese prime minister did not accept the offer despite U.S. urging. The issue relates to U.S. efforts to reach an understanding with the Communist country for its denuclearization. The issue, part of the six-nation talks, has bogged down over U.S. demand for verification in...

2008-10-07 09:00:19

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Seoul, Oct. 7 Kyodo - South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung Hwan said Tuesday that the United States and North Korea have shown flexibility in talks aimed at resolving the dispute over the verification of information the North has provided about its nuclear programmes. The US position "remains unchanged in substance, but is showing flexibility to the fullest possible limit," Yu told a parliamentary committee. Yu also said...

2008-10-03 15:00:08

Chief U.S. nuclear envoy Christopher Hill said Friday he had "substantive" talks with North Korea over nuclear disarmament, but no breakthrough was reported. Hill, the assistant secretary of state, returned to Seoul after a three-day visit with North Korean officials to meet with Kim Sook and Akitaka Saiki, his counterparts in South Korea and Japan. Hill had traveled overland to Pyongyang Wednesday to meet with North Korean's Kim Kye-gwan and other officials on a mission to stop the...

2008-10-03 09:00:10

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Yonhap) - The chief US envoy on North Korea's nuclear disarmament talks said Friday [3 October] he had "substantive" talks with his North Korean counterparts during a visit to the communist country. Assistant US Secretary of State Christopher Hill returned to Seoul earlier in the day after spending two days in the North's capital Pyongyang, where he met his North Korean counterpart, Kim Kye-gwan [Kim Kye Gwan],...

2008-10-03 06:00:08

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Yonhap) - Chief US nuclear envoy Christopher Hill will separately meet with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Seoul later Friday [ 3 Oct] after he returns from a three-day trip to North Korea aimed at saving a multilateral disarmament deal, South Korean officials said. Hill travelled overland to Pyongyang on Wednesday to meet with his North Korean counterpart, Kim Kye-gwan [Kim Kye Gwan], and other...

2008-10-01 06:00:31

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Chi-dong: "Hill Visits Pyongyang For Showdown In Nuclear Talks"] Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - Top US nuclear envoy Christopher Hill began a trip to North Korea on Wednesday [1 October], reportedly bringing with him a new proposal for Pyongyang on a plan to verify its claims about nuclear programmes. Hill, the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, crossed the heavily-fortified inter-Korean border...

2008-10-01 06:00:31

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Byun Duk-kun: "Divided Koreas To Hold Military Talks Thursday"] Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - Officials from the two Koreas will meet this week at the joint security area inside the demilitarized zone dividing the countries in what will be their first military dialogue in over eight months, the Defence Ministry said Wednesday [1 October]. The talks, first proposed for Tuesday by communist North Korea, will begin at 10 a.m. on...

2008-09-30 06:00:16

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By Cho Kyung Wook] Seoul, Sept. 30 Kyodo - Top US nuclear envoy Christopher Hill arrived in South Korea on Tuesday for talks with his South Korean counterpart to try to put the stalled six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization back on track. Upon arriving at Inchon International Airport, Hill, who is assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific affairs, said "We are going to talk about what we need for...

2008-09-19 09:00:07

North Korea's Foreign Ministry said the country is restoring its nuclear reactor and isn't concerned about being listed as a terrorism-supporting country. North Korea "suspended the disablement of its nuclear facilities and work has been underway to restore its nuclear facilities in Yongbyon to their original state since some time ago," a ministry spokesman said in an interview with the North's official news agency, Yonhap reported. The steps in restarting the main plutonium-producing...

2008-09-19 06:00:08

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Seoul, 19 September: A chief North Korean negotiator for talks with South Korea over energy aid to the North rebuffed Friday a US call to establish a regime to verify the North's declaration of nuclear facilities, according to Yonhap News Agency. "Applying the unacceptable method of inspecting in a burglar's way would only heighten political tensions," Hyon Hak Bong, deputy director of the North's Foreign Ministry's US Affairs...


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