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NORTH KOREA - USA
Jimmy Carter in Pyongyang to seek release of US prisoner
Mahle Aijalon Gomes is accused of having entered the country illegally and was sentenced to a fine of 700 thousand dollars and 8 years in a labour camp. Last month he attempted suicide. North Korea had invited Carter also to reduce tensions with the South and the U.S..
13/06/2005 SOUTH KOREA - NORTH KOREA
South Korea's Roh "very sure" nuclear talks will resume
In his recent meeting with George Bush, Roh insisted on the need to offer Pyongyang concrete proposals rather than threaten it with international sanctions.
27/08/2010 NORTH KOREA - CHINA
Carter in Pyongyang, American Christian freed
Aijalon Mahle Gomes, 30, was arrested in January and sentenced to eight years in prison for illegally entering the country. The visit of former President unblocks the situation, and the regime declares it is ready to resume six-party talks on nuclear disarmament. Meanwhile, Kim Jong-il’s visit to China continues.
10/12/2009 KOREA - UNITED STATES
Swine Flu: Pyongyang accepts South’s "unconditional" offer to contain pandemic
North Korea has accepted the offer of medical supplies and confirmed nine cases of infection. Closure of primary and secondary schools. South Korea NGO reports seven deaths from H1N1. Ended of three-day visit by U.S. diplomat to Pyongyang.
Pyongyang ready for new talks, but with the U.S.
According to the North Korean ambassador to the UN, the terms of the 6 party talks - started in 2003 – have expired. Washington and Seoul reaffirm that the 6 party talks are the only way forward for the regime now isolated from everyone.
28/11/2006 CHINA NORTH KOREA
A year later Kim Jong-il's negotiator is back in Beijing
US, Russian, South Korean and Japanese representatives are already in the Chinese capital. Tokyo rules out multilateral dialogue whilst Washington sees direct talks with Pyongyang possible.
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