» 04/22/2010, 00.00
Joseph Yun Li-sun
For South Korea, a torpedo from the North sank the ship
A source tells AsiaNews, “North Korea has a team of kamikaze on manned torpedoes, trained to attack South Korean warships. However, the United States hopes that the North can be brought back to the nuclear disarmament table. For this reason, no formal charges will be made.”
Beijing, peace on the Korean Peninsula and the yuan
Only the Chinese government “can stop Pyongyang”, a source tells AsiaNews. “However, Beijing is more likely to trade peace on the peninsula for a truce in the yuan war. Sanctions are useful but they will hit a whole people already tried by crisis.”
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Still uncertainty at six-nation nuclear talks
30/07/2010 KOREA – UNITED STATES
Third round of talks between the United Nations and North Korea over ROKS Cheonan
The US-led UN Command that oversees the 1953 armistice met North Korean military officers in the DMZ. The sinking of a NOKS corvette that killed 46 South Korean sailors is still unsolved.
24/07/2008 NORTH KOREA
For Rice talks with Pyongyang on nuclear issue “positive”
In her first meeting with North Korea’s foreign minister US secretary of state reiterates the need for verification of the atomic disarmament process.
22/12/2006 NORTH - SOUTH KOREA
Seoul denounces suspected nuclear activity in North Korea
An opposition MP reported frenetic activity in a tunnel near Mount Mantap, where the regime carried out its first nuclear test on 9 October. In Beijing, six-party talks on nuclear disarmament have been fruitless.
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