North Korea agrees to 'nucrear moratorium'

Dec 8, 2004
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The US earlier said it had attached political conditions to its food aid programme


North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment, as well as nuclear and long-range missile tests, US and North Korean officials say.

The US State Department said the North had also agreed to allow UN inspectors to monitor its reactor in Yongbyon to verify compliance with the measures.

In return, Washington is set to provide Pyongyang with some 240,000 tonnes of food aid.

The move follows talks between US and North Korea in Beijing last week.

Correspondents say the move could pave the way for the resumption of six-party disarmament negotiations with Pyongyang, which last broke down in 2009.

"The United States still has profound concerns regarding North Korean behaviour across a wide range of areas, but today's announcement reflects important, if limited, progress in addressing some of these," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

North Korea confirmed the move in a statement released simultaneously in Pyongyang.

Earlier, a senior US military official said the issue of food aid for North Korea was now linked to political progress - contradicting earlier policy.

Rink

Guess someone is hungry...


 

MayrMeninoCrash

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Perhaps Dad forgot to leave the instruction manual for the reactor and launch codes for the missles.
 

Neon

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Things that have happened a million times: North Korea runs out of food. North Korea promises to halt nuclear program in return for food. North Korea eats the food. North Korea resumes nuclear program. They probably just can't work on nukes and eat at the same time.
 

jagsfans

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They are always just looking for a payout. Same as Egypt. We pay them to not kill Israelis. Now we are reupping our bribery deal to pay North Korea not to develop Nukes they can use on Japan.
 

VMS

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Things that have happened a million times: North Korea runs out of food. North Korea promises to halt nuclear program in return for food. North Korea eats the food. North Korea resumes nuclear program. They probably just can't work on nukes and eat at the same time.
Incorrect.

North Korea never actually stops work on their nuclear program: they just move it so we can't find it at the usual spots so we'll give them food.
 

Hoffman

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This'll last about six months.
 

BIV

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North Korea agrees to 'nucrear moratorium'
That's not how you spell "nuclear," sir.