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Initial condemnation of Pyongyang's nuclear test announcement
The United States, South Korea and Australia all registered seismic activity in the area concerned. If confirmed, the experiment would be the proof that the Stalinist regime possesses a functioning nuclear bomb. Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and Washington have been quick to slam the announcement as Asian Stock Exchanges dip.
13/10/2006 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA
Card. Cheong: "Let's wait patiently, nuclear crisis should be resolved peacefully"
The cardinal, archbishop of Seoul and apostolic administrator of Pyongyang, told AsiaNews the test had been announced but no one could confirm it. The chairman of the South Korean Caritas, Mgr Lazarus You, said blocking aid should not be an option. A Caritas Internationalis meeting will be held in Rome next week to decide how to proceed with the North.
13/02/2007 CHINA – NORTH KOREA
“Nearly final” deal in Pyongyang nuclear talks
Diplomatic sources say the six-party talks under way in Beijing have already produced an accord that will be signed today. It provides for large oil supplies in exchange for the closure of nuclear reactors. Some of those involved have criticized the draft accord.
09/11/2006 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA
Ex Pyongyang leader: Only Kim's downfall will stop nuclear crisis
Hwang Jang-yop, one time mentor of Pyongyang's Dear Leader and ex-secretary of the Workers' Party of North Korea, told Seoul MPs that only Chinese cooperation could bring about the fall of the regime. He also slammed the "sunshine policy".
14/09/2005 NORTH KOREA
Still uncertainty at six-nation nuclear talks
14/10/2006 NORTH KOREA UNITED STATES
Washington: "Traces of radioactivity in Korean air"
The discovery was announced by anonymous sources of the US government. A UN vote on what sanctions to impose on Pyongyang should be taken today: Beijing and Seoul are pushing for a diplomatic approach.
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