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North Korea Vows to Drop Nuclear Program

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posted on Sep, 19 2005 @ 12:43 AM
In a surprise ending to the six-party talks in Beijing, North Korea will drop its nuclear weapons development and rejoin international arms treaties. After more than two years of negotiations, this agreement was the first ever joint statement.

North Korea agreed on Monday to give up all of its nuclear weapons and programmes in a landmark agreement that caps two years of negotiations to defuse a high-stakes crisis.

In exchange, South Korea, the United States, Japan, Russia and China -- the other players in the six-party talks in Beijing -- would provide oil, energy aid and seek to normalise ties with the impoverished and diplomatically isolated North.

"The joint statement is the most important achievement in the two years since the start of six-party talks," Chinese chief negotiator Wu Dawei said.

Under the terms of the agreement, North Korea would have the right to a civilian nuclear programme if it regains international trust, resolving the main sticking point between Pyongyang and Washington at this session of negotiations.

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Looks like Jong is folding his hand. This really amazes me, considering all the heated rhetoric in the UN recently. What's really going on behind the scenes?

[edit on 19-9-2005 by Regenmacher]

[edit on 27-9-2005 by DJDOHBOY]

posted on Sep, 19 2005 @ 12:48 AM

posted on Sep, 19 2005 @ 02:40 AM
Well... now is when the focus moves over to Iran. Basically

posted on Sep, 19 2005 @ 06:02 AM
Don't believe everything your eyes read.

posted on Sep, 19 2005 @ 06:08 AM
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