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2006-09-06 04:27:10

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States have discussed warning North Korea against conducting a nuclear test, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said in Beijing on Wednesday. U.S. intelligence authorities detected suspicious vehicle movement around North Korea's test site, according to a U.S. television news report last month, but Seoul and Washington officials have since played down the possibility of a test. "We talked about the need to make very clear to...

2006-09-05 22:20:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States have discussed warning North Korea against conducting a nuclear test, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said in Beijing on Wednesday. "We talked about the need to make very clear to the DPRK that this would a very, very unwelcome development," Hill told reporters after meeting Wu Dawei, China's chief diplomat in charge of negotiations with North Korea. The Communist state's official title is the Democratic People's...

2006-09-05 21:02:39

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States have discussed warning North Korea against conducting a nuclear test, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said in Beijing on Wednesday. Hill, speaking to reporters after meeting Wu Dawei, China's chief diplomat in charge of negotiations with North Korea, said he had no clear information to substantiate reports that Pyongyang might be preparing to test a nuclear device. "We discussed the danger that the DPRK could take...

2006-09-05 10:38:22

BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea's test firing of a volley of missiles in July has disappointed its traditional ally China, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said in Beijing on Tuesday. Hill, the top U.S. negotiator in six-party talks aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear weapons, said the talks were jeopardized by Pyongyang's refusal to participate, and the host country, China, was also frustrated. "We would like to get on with a diplomatic track, but I think...

2006-09-04 05:51:34

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said on Monday North Korea was showing no interest in returning to six-party talks on winding up its nuclear weapons program. Hill, the U.S. point man on North Korea, arrived in Japan at the start of an Asian tour that will also take him to Beijing and Seoul. "It's very clear we're in a very difficult period in the six-party process," he told reporters after his arrival. "The DPRK (North Korea) has not indicated...

2006-09-04 02:12:12

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said on Monday that North Korea is showing no interest in returning to six-party talks on its nuclear weapons program. Hill, the top U.S. point man on North Korea, arrived in Japan at the start of an Asian tour that will also take him to Beijing and Seoul. "It's very clear we're in a very difficult period in the six-party process," he told reporters after his arrival. "The DPRK (North Korea) has not indicated any...

2006-09-04 00:02:57

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese policy makers are debating how far their country should prop up or pressure North Korea as fraying economic ties compound political distrust. According to South Korean news reports, China may invite secretive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il for a visit to heal rifts over Pyongyang's July 5 missile tests and Beijing's vote for a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning them. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill visits...

2006-09-02 16:27:35

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. point man with North Korea will urge Asian powers to end arms-related trade with Pyongyang as ordered by the U.N. on a tour of the region next week, U.S. officials say. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, who departs on Sunday for Japan, China and South Korea, will assure them that despite the U.N. order increasing pressure on the North, the United States still backs six party talks to persuade...

2006-09-02 10:00:25

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. point man with North Korea will urge Asian powers to end arms-related trade with Pyongyang as ordered by the U.N. on a tour of the region next week, U.S. officials say. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, who departs on Sunday for Japan, China and South Korea, will assure them that despite the U.N. order increasing pressure on the North, the United States still backs six party talks to persuade...

2006-08-21 23:54:00

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said it was considering a pre-emptive attack to counter a U.S.-South Korean joint military training drill that Pyongyang sees as a "war action," its official media reported on Tuesday. In its official media, North Korea said the drills were "an undisguised military threat and blackmail against the DPRK (North Korea) and a war action." The drills were a violation of the truce that ended the 1950-1953 Korean War, it said. "The Korean Peoples' Army side,...


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