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N. Korea Agrees to Blow Up Tower at Its Nuclear Facility

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posted on May, 2 2008 @ 04:50 PM
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N. Korea Agrees to Blow Up Tower at Its Nuclear Facility


politicom.moldova.org

North Korea has agreed to blow up the cooling tower attached to its Yongbyon nuclear facility within 24 hours of being removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, diplomats said this week.

The destruction of the cooling tower is intended by U.S. officials to be a striking visual, broadcast around the globe, that would offer tangible evidence that North Korea was retreating from its nuclear ambitions. Wisps of vapor from the cooling tower appear in most satellite photographs of Yongbyon, making it the facility\'s most recognizable feature, though experts say its destruction would be mostly symbolic.
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posted on May, 2 2008 @ 04:50 PM
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Breaking story out of North Korea.

They must really be feeling economic and political pressures to have done such an about face. This is quite a departure from what we were getting from them in the last few years.

Since they still have unknown quantities in reserve, do you suppose their terms will be met?


politicom.moldova.org
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posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 04:21 AM
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It's was supposed to happen today on "worldwide television".

www.reuters.com...

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea toppled the cooling tower at its nuclear plant on Friday, a South Korean broadcaster said, a move showing the North's commitment to a nuclear deal a day after submitting a list of its atomic plans.

Global powers still need to verify the claims Pyongyang made in its atomic inventory and experts say the dramatic event will leave unresolved questions about the North's declaration, such as accounting for its nuclear weaponry and proliferation.



news.bbc.co.uk...
au.news.yahoo.com...



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posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 04:23 AM
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So anyone know what deal Bush and Co. did with the N.Koreans?

Aid has never manifested itself in tangible results before - just short term progress but nothing permanent!

Breifne.



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 04:46 AM
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The UN resolution:

    Demands North Korea eliminate all its nuclear weapons, weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles

    Requires all countries to prevent the sale or transfer of materials related to Pyongyang's unconventional weapons programmes, as well as large-sized military items such as tanks, missiles and helicopters

    Demands nations freeze funds overseas of people or businesses connected with North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs

    Allows nations to inspect "as necessary" cargo moving in and out of North Korea to check for banned items

    Bans export of luxury goods to North Korea

    Calls on Pyongyang to return "without precondition" to stalled six-nation talks on its nuclear programme.


news.bbc.co.uk...

I think the one that really hurt was the ban on exports of luxury goods to North Korea, ie sports cars, yachts etc. This would have really annoyed the hierarchy. Also, being on the list of state sponsors of terrorism would have cost them economically.


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posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 05:08 AM
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A victory for the Bush administration?

But is it overshadowed by Iraq?


Anyways, not going to beat a dead horse lol. I'm glad that N. Korea finally seems to be coming to their senses. They need to open themselves up to the world, and get their people out of poverty.




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