» 07/04/2007, 00.00
Kim Jong-il tells parties to follow through on nuclear pledges
‘Dear leader’ uses conciliatory comments in his meeting with Chinese foreign minister. He mentions easing of tensions on the peninsula and calls for following through on pledges with regard to February agreement on supplying fuel to North Korea. IAIE plans a visit to Yongbyon.
20/07/2007 CHINA – NORTH KOREA – UNITED N
No agreement on North Korea’s nuclear programme
Six-nation talks fail to deliver agreement on deadline. New meeting set for September to iron out “technical details.” Washington and Pyongyang still playing tough.
26/07/2005 NORTH KOREA SOUTH KOREA
Some signs of flexibility between the United States and North Korea in Beijing
Six-nation talks re-start in Beijing. They were interrupted in June 2004 when North Korea walked away from the negotiating table.
24/09/2004 NORTH KOREA
Atomic Agency calls on Pyongyang to again allow inspections
South Korean company sold materials that can be used in chemical weapons to North Korea.
27/06/2008 NORTH KOREA
Pyongyang gives in and destroys “atomic” tower
The cooling tower of the Yongbyon nuclear reactor was blown up live in front of the world’s cameras. It was here that North Korea staged its first nuclear test in October 2006. The event marks the success of US and Chinese diplomacies although it is still not certain that Pyongyang will be off the US “rogue” state list.
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.
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