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2008-08-26 12:00:44

North Korea threatened Tuesday to restore its Yongbyon nuclear reactor if the U.S. government fails to remove it from a list of terrorist sponsors. The North Korean Foreign Ministry said it earlier this month suspended the disabling of its nuclear facilities and now has rejected a U.S.-backed plan to verify the status of its atomic activities, Yonhap, the South Korean news agency, reported. North Korea now will consider restoring "nuclear facilities in Yongbyon to their original state as...

2008-08-26 03:00:51

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "China's Hu Meets S. Korean Business Leaders"] Seoul, Aug. 26 (Yonhap) - Chinese President Hu Jintao met South Korean business leaders on Tuesday on his final leg of a two-day visit here. About 200 South Korean businesspeople, including Hyundai Motor Co. Chairman Chung Mong-koo and POSCO Co. Chairman Lee Ku-taek, attended a luncheon meeting with the Chinese president. "Since South Korea and China established...

2008-08-08 18:00:38

South Korea has delivered a portion of energy assistance promised to North Korea under a six-nation accord signed last year, officials say. The accord led to the disablement of North Korea's key nuclear facilities, including the demolition of a cooling tower, the Unification Ministry said Friday. This week's shipment included 600 tons of round steel bars. Seoul has so far provided assistance worth 124,000 tons of heavy fuel oil, ministry officials said. The denuclearization accord,...

2008-08-06 09:00:03

By Ben Feller Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea -- President Bush said Wednesday that North Korea has much to do before the U.S. can remove it from the terror blacklist, but he raised hope that its pariah status as a member of the "axis of evil" could someday be a thing of the past. Pyongyang expects Bush to remove it from the U.S. list of terror- sponsoring countries as soon as next weekend, as promised when the North blew up its nuclear reactor cooling tower in June. Bush, speaking at...

2008-07-23 18:00:23

Singapore, July 23 (Jiji Press)--Foreign ministers from the member countries of the six-party talks for dismantling North Korea's nuclear programs failed Wednesday to make substantive progress over how to verity the reclusive nation's declaration of its nuclear programs. At their unofficial meeting here, the ministers agreed on the need to launch the verification process at an early time. But North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun did not make a reference to a U.S.-proposed draft...

2008-07-23 12:00:13

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Chi-dong: "(ARF) Six-Way FM Talks: Top N. Korean, US Diplomats Discuss Nuclear Issue"] Singapore, July 23 (Yonhap) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with her North Korean counterpart Pak Ui-chun here Wednesday to discuss Pyongyang's atomic weapons programme, demonstrating the two sides' political will to move the agreed-upon denuclearization process forward. Their "informal meeting" was joined by top...

2008-07-23 12:00:07

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Wednesday described as positive talks in Singapore on North Korea's nuclear program. Rice, speaking with reporters following an informal meeting among ministers from the two Koreas, Russia, the United States and Japan, said every nation affirmed past agreements and agreed all obligations must be met to move the process forward. Rice said the talks centered on the need for a verification protocol to guarantee North Korea is dismantling its nuclear...

2008-07-23 09:00:12

The United States should drop its hostile policy by lifting all its sanctions against North Korea, a Pyongyang official said Wednesday in Singapore. In the island state for a meeting of the foreign ministers of the six nations involved in North Korea's denuclearization, Ri Dong-il, speaking for the North Korean foreign minister, said his country last month submitted a long-due declaration of its nuclear programs in a sincere effort, Yonhap news agency reported. In return, he said the...

2008-07-23 06:00:12

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Chi-dong: "N. Korea Urges US To Lift All Sanctions"] Singapore, July 23 (Yonhap) - North Korea renewed calls Wednesday for the US to drop its "hostile policy" towards Pyongyang, as the top diplomats from the two sides were set to hold talks here on the sidelines of a regional security forum. "Our republic submitted a nuclear declaration in a sincere effort and even took the measure of demolishing a cooling tower (at the...

2008-07-22 06:00:20

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "US Hopes To Discuss N. Korea's Uranium, Proliferation at ARF: Rice"] Washington, July 21 (Yonhap) - Foreign ministers of six countries involved in North Korea's denuclearization will discuss North Korea's alleged uranium enrichment and nuclear proliferation Wednesday in Singapore at a regional security forum, the top US diplomat said Monday. "I think what we'll do is we'll certainly review progress in the...


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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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