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2008-11-13 00:00:17

The United States says verification of North Korea's earlier nuclear activities must include samples taken from its nuclear sites. U.S. State Department spokesman Robert Wood said the Communist country must permit international inspectors to take such samples, CNN reported. "We want to do what we can with our other six-party allies to make sure that the North adheres to what it agreed to do," Wood was quoted as saying. Besides and the United States and North Korea, others nations...

2008-10-13 18:00:11

The International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday North Korea allowed its inspectors back into the Yongbyon nuclear facility. In a statement on its Web site, the agency said core discharge activities at the reactor would resume Tuesday and inspectors would reapply containment and surveillance measures. North Korea said last Thursday it would not allow the nuclear watchdog's inspectors back and had earlier threatened to resume its nuclear program but reversed course after the United...

2008-10-12 09:00:21

North Korea says it will resume dismantling its nuclear reprocessing complex in the wake of a U.S. decision to drop the country from its terrorism list. The United States made the move as part of an Oct. 3 agreement in which Pyongyang demanded it be removed from the State Department's list of state sponsors of international terrorism. In return, North Korea will allow international inspectors to verify activities at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, Yonhap, the South Korean news agency,...

2008-10-11 18:00:11

Washington, Oct. 11 (Jiji Press)--The United States said Saturday that it has removed North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism in exchange for jump-starting six-party talks on the reclusive state's nuclear issues. Agreeing with North Korea on "a series of verification measures that represents significant cooperation" for its denuclearization, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has rescinded the terror state designation effective immediately, the State Department said. The...

2008-10-11 12:00:06

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Sam Stratman of House Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, +1-202-226-7875, sam.stratman@mail.house.gov WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, strongly criticized today's decision by the U.S. Government to remove North Korea from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism without first requiring full verification of the dismantlement of...

2008-10-10 09:00:13

By GEORGE JAHN By George Jahn The Associated Press VIENNA, Austria North Korea moved closer Thursday to relaunching its nuclear arms program, announcing that it wants to reactivate the facility that produced its atomic bomb and banning U.N. inspectors from the site. The United States said the moves did not mean the end of efforts to persuade the North to recommit to nuclear disarmament in exchange for diplomatic and economic concessions . Despite the gloomy implications of North...

2008-10-10 00:00:13

World in brief PYONGYANG North Korea has banned United Nations weapons inspectors from its main nuclear complex amid reports that it is also preparing for a mass testing of missiles at a disputed sea border. The decision to stop the monitors throughout the Yongbyon centre is seen by analysts as a significant step towards Pyongyang jettisoning a deal to dismantle its atomic bomb programme. At the same time, Pyongyang accused South Korea of encroaching on its coastal territory and warned...

2008-10-09 12:00:22

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo - N Korea bans IAEA inspectors from all Yongbyon nuclear facilities Originally published by Kyodo News Service, Tokyo, in English 1311 9 Oct 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Newsfile. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-02 06:00:03

Text of report in English by Philippine newspaper The Manila Times website on 30 September Christopher Hill, the chief American negotiator in the six- nation talks on the North Korean nuclear programme, will most likely be in Pyongyang today, after meeting with his counterpart in Seoul on Monday. Hill's mission should concern us Filipinos much more deeply than many of us realize. The mission is to salvage the now seemingly comatose international effort these past two years to persuade...

2008-10-01 18:00:13

The hard-won nuclear deal with North Korea seems to be unraveling after a hopeful period in which the North shuttered its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon and dramatically blew up the cooling tower. Workers stopped dismantling the complex last month, after the United States failed to take North Korea off the terrorism list - a step toward diplomatic rehabilitation. Now technicians at Yongbyon are preparing to restart a plant that makes weapons-grade plutonium. North Korea's leader, Kim...


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