posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 01:24 AM
Accusing the US, its allies, and the IAEA of covering up South Korea's uranium enrichment program, North Korea has once again pulled out of talks to
curtail its nuke programs. This issue now is tied to the North Koreans returning to talks, as they insist that the US has applied a double standard to
South Korea's enrichment experiments. South Korea has admitted to producing small amounts of plutonium and enriched uranium by the year 2000, which
can be used to fuel nuclear reactors or for weapons.
North Korea's government said the International Atomic Energy Agency and the U.S. are hiding South Korea's nuclear experiments and it wants the
issue to take priority at six-nation talks on its nuclear program.
"The U.S. and the IAEA are going to hush up the secret nuclear-related experiments of South Korea the way they think fit,'' the official Korean
Central News Agency said late yesterday, citing the Foreign Ministry. "If the IAEA does not settle the secret nuclear experiments of South Korea in
an understandable manner, this issue will stand out as the most important issue at the six-party talks.''
North Korea has accused the U.S. and its allies of applying double standards to South Korea's experiments. The North Korean government rejected
resuming talks with the U.S., China, South Korea, Japan and Russia aimed at dismantling the communist nation's nuclear weapons program, citing the
experiments and the U.S. maintaining "hostile policies.''
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This move puts Washington back, as the prospects for North Korea returning to talks looked good not too long ago. But it does make some sense. If
there is to be complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, then South Korea will need to come clean as well, and without a coverup from either
the US, UN, or the IAEA, IMO.
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[edit on 2-12-2004 by Banshee]