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Pyongyang using disabled children to test chemical and biological weapons
A former North Korean officer who fled to South Korea makes the allegations. For the North Korean government this is the “best contribution” the disabled can make to society. Officer warns that as the world focuses on the North's nuclear programme, the more imminent threat is posed by the country's biochemical arsenal.
28/02/2005 SOUTH KOREA - NORTH KOREA
South Korea sends food aid to the North despite protests by South Korean activists
South Korean citizens, Washington and Tokyo criticise Seoul's stance vis-à-vis Kim Jong-il's regime
11/01/2010 KOREA – UNITED STATES
Pyongyang offers peace for nuclear deal, US insists human rights first
North Korea wants talks to reach an agreement and end sanctions. For the United States, normalisation of relations is linked to human rights, whose situation it calls "appalling". US embassies are ordered to help North Korean refugees.
14/07/2010 KOREA – UNITED STATES
Pyongyang denies responsibility in Cheonan sinking but uses it for propaganda purposes
Poster shows a blue warship smashed in two by a red fist. North Korea continues to call the incident a “fabrication” and rejects accusations. Today’s meeting between North Korean officials and the US-led United Nations Command is postponed.
Kim Jong-il sentences official to death for failed currency reform
Pak Nam-gi, a 77-year-old technocrat, was charged with “deliberately ruining the national economy”. Sacked in January, he was executed last week. He served as scapegoat for the failed currency reform promoted by Kim Jong-il.
30/10/2006 NORTH KOREA
North Korea celebrates nuclear test while firing and selling more arms
"Spontaneous" manifestations of joy for the nuclear test of 9 October took place. Before the feasting, Pyongyang launched five missiles and, according to American charges, has sold at least 40 to African and Middle Eastern countries.
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