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2008-09-19 06:00:02

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, 19 September: South Korea's foreign minister said Friday [19 September] that North Korea's commitment to the denuclearization process remains uncertain, citing its ongoing move to restart a main nuclear reactor in Yongbyon [Yo'ngbyo'n]. "It is unclear whether North Korea's measure is intended to return the situation to where it was prior to the disabling work, or whether it is another bargaining move," Yu Myung-hwan [Yu...

2008-09-18 12:00:35

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper The Korea Herald website on 17 September [Lee Joo-hee: "Seoul Considers Additional Energy Shipment to N.K."] South Korea is planning to deliver the remainder of its portion of energy incentives to North Korea as part of the denuclearization agreement, despite Pyongyang's latest refusal to comply with the process, sources said yesterday [16 September]. It will ship around 1,500 [metric] tons of steel pipes around Sept. 25 and additional...

2008-09-16 06:00:26

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Shim Sun-ah] Seoul, 16 September: South Korea will deliver a portion of the energy assistance promised to North Korea under a six-nation nuclear disarmament deal by next month, despite the communist country's recent move backtracking on a pledge to abandon its nuclear ambitions, a government source said Tuesday. The government plans to ship 1,500 tons of round steel bars by Thursday next week, with an additional 1,500 tons...

2008-09-10 09:00:04

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Pyongyang, Sept. 10 Kyodo - North Korea's No. 2 leader said Wednesday the recent halt in disablement work at the country's main nuclear complex and moves seen as recovery work there were steps aimed at pressing the United States to take the country off its blacklist of terror sponsors. In a meeting with Kyodo News, Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, also said current problems in the...

2008-09-09 09:00:15

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Yonhap) - North Korea marked its 60th founding anniversary Tuesday [ 9 September] with a call for stronger solidarity among its people and a vow to strengthen the military. "With a strong political and ideological base and unity that is mightier than a nuclear weapon, our republic is demonstrating self- reliance on the international stage without yielding to military attack, political and diplomatic pressure,...

2008-09-05 09:00:10

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Updated version: Updates throughout with start of meetings in Beijing; changes dateline per 0846 gmt source update; By Lee Ji- dong: "Envoys To Discuss Pyongyang's Nuclear Resumption"] BEIJING/SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) - Nuclear envoys began a flurry of meetings in Beijing on Friday to discuss ways of dealing with Pyongyang's move to restart its reactor and find a breakthrough on how to verify the secretive regime's nuclear...

2008-09-04 12:00:10

Text of report by state-run Iranian TV channel one on 4 September Iranian state television (IRTV1) South Asia correspondent Mr Rowhani comments on reports that North Korea has re-started its nuclear programme: "In the framework of commitments made during the six party talks, the US and North Korea each had certain obligations. Let us see which one of these countries fulfilled its obligations. "North Korea took the first step; it decommissioned the Yongbyon nuclear reactor and demolished...

2008-09-04 09:00:12

By CHOE SANG-HUN By Choe Sang-hun The New York Times SEOUL, South Korea North Korea has begun reassembling its main nuclear complex, its only known source of bomb-making plutonium, the South Korean government said Wednesday, but the United States cast doubt on the seriousness of the North's efforts. The North announced last week that it had stopped disabling its nuclear facilities and threatened to rebuild them, angry that it had not yet been removed from the U.S. list of state...

2008-09-04 06:00:07

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "(LEAD) Hill Due in Beijing on Verification of N Korean Nuclear Programmes: Officials " by Hwang Doo-hyong] WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (Yonhap) - US chief nuclear envoy Christopher Hill will fly to Beijing Thursday to meet with South Korean and Chinese officials on ways to break the deadlock over a verification protocol for North Korea's nuclear weapons programmes, a senior South Korean official said Wednesday....

2008-09-03 15:00:02

The United States indicated Wednesday it wasn't changing its stance on North Korea despite reports that Pyongyang had resumed construction of a nuclear plant. White House National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe told CNN that Washington would only remove North Korea from its list of terrorism sponsors when North Korea agreed to independent verification that the nuclear complex at Yongbyon was being disassembled. An unconfirmed report from Japan's Kyodo news agency said that...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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