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2008-07-18 03:00:10

Foreign ministers of nations involved in North Korea's denuclearization intend to meet in Singapore on the sidelines of an ASEAN forum, it was disclosed Friday. Quoting a South Korean official, Yonhap news agency reported the foreign ministers of the United States, Russia, China, Japan and the two Koreas will meet next Wednesday when Singapore plays host to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum. The high-level meeting comes in the wake of the six-party talks among the...

2008-07-12 21:00:02

BEIJING. July 12 (Interfax) - Russia and the U.S. will complete the shipment of the heavy fuel oil promised to North Korea by the end of 2008, says a communique issued upon the closure of a meeting of the heads of delegations to the six-party talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula on Saturday. China and South Korea also reaffirmed their preparedness to live up to their commitments regarding heavy fuel oil for North Korea. Japan said it would join the process "when essential...

2008-07-12 18:00:02

Beijing, July 12 (Jiji Press)--Top envoys from six countries trying to dismantle North Korea's nuclear ambition ended their three- day talks here on Saturday by adopting a statement that features six- point agreements including the establishment of a mechanism to verify North Korea's declared nuclear programs. The six countries' experts will carry out the verification, and inspecting nuclear facilities, browsing relevant documents and interviewing North Korean engineers are main ingredients...

2008-07-12 00:00:11

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo By Naoko Aoki Beijing, July 12 Kyodo - Negotiators from six countries met for the third day in Beijing Saturday [12 July] to try to work out the specifics of a mechanism to verify North Korea's declaration of its nuclear programmes. The delegates from North and South Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia were also set to discuss the outlook for the next phase of Pyongyang's denuclearization as they tried to wrap...

2008-07-11 12:00:21

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Beijing, July 11 Kyodo - Chief nuclear negotiators from six countries agreed Friday in Beijing on the principles of creating a mechanism to verify North Korea's declaration of its nuclear programmes, Japanese delegate Akitaka Saiki said. But wide differences remain on the method of verification, South Korea's top envoy Kim Sook told reporters separately after the second day of the six-party heads of delegation talks in...

2008-07-11 09:00:19

Negotiators meeting in Beijing on North Korea's denuclearization Friday focused on a mechanism to verify the North's disclosure of its nuclear programs. We will begin our talks today with the topic of verification and a monitoring system, which we were not able to complete yesterday, South Korean envoy Kim Sook told reporters at a Beijing hotel, Kyodo news service reported. The six-party talks among the United States, Russia, China, Japan and the two Koreas to end Pyongyang's nuclear...

2008-07-11 03:00:02

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Yoo Cheong-mo: "Lee Proposes Full Resumption of Inter-Korean Dialogue"] SEOUL, July 11 (Yonhap) - President Lee Myung-bak [Ri Myo'ng- pak] on Friday [ 11 July] proposed that South and North Korea immediately resume dialogue across the board for discussions on the denuclearization of North Korea, implementation of the existing inter-Korean summit agreements and cross-border humanitarian cooperation. In an address to the...

2008-07-10 03:00:10

The six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization, resuming in Beijing, will seek ways to verify the communist country's declaration of its nuclear assets. The talks, set to open Thursday afternoon in the Chinese capital after an absence of nine months, come in the wake of North Korea's submission of its long-awaited disclosure of its nuclear programs in exchange for substantial aid from the other parties at the talks -- the United States, Russia, China, Japan and South Korea. The...

2008-07-08 09:00:04

North Korean denuclearization talks, stalled for nine months, are to resume this week, a South Korean official said Tuesday. Kim Sook said the six-nation talks are to resume Thursday in Beijing, The New York Times reported. Participants are the United States, the Koreas, China, Japan and Russia. Talks were stymied until June, when North Korea submitted delayed-but-partial documentation of its nuclear programs. In return, the United States moved to remove North Korea from its list of...

2008-07-08 03:00:08

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Beijing, July 8 Kyodo - (EDS: ADDING DETAILS, BACKGROUND) North Korea's top nuclear negotiator Kim Kye Gwan arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting of the six-party process for denuclearizing the country, set to resume Thursday at the level of heads of delegations. The vice foreign minister had no comments to reporters as he arrived at Beijing's international airport in the morning aboard a regular flight from...


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