» 11/11/2008, 00.00
SOUTH KOREA – UNITED STATES
Theresa Kim Hwa-young
Lee Myung-bak okays Obama-Kim Jong-il summit
South Korean president stresses that such a summit could secure positive developments on the North Korean nuclear issue. Obama urges South Korean president to strengthen ties between the two countries to guarantee “peace and stability” in Asia and solve the financial crisis.
17/11/2008 KOREA - UNITED STATES
Obama could have tremendous influence on relations between the two Koreas
Experts observe that the "team" of the government that the newly elected US president is selecting appears inclined to seek joint solutions with Pyongyang, and to resolve problems with direct talks. But this could cause problems in relations with Seoul.
22/10/2008 NORTH KOREA –JAPAN
Pyongyang wants Japan removed from nuclear talks
A North Korean newspaper accuses the Japanese of creating “trouble” for the six-nation nuclear talks. Tokyo wants information about its missing citizens abducted by North Korea. For South Korean president, Kim Jong-il is still in charge despite rumours about his health.
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.
20/07/2005 JAPAN NORTH KOREA
Tokyo to demand total nuclear power ban on Pyongyang
Government sources say Japan will ask for a total freeze on North Korea's nuclear energy programme during six-nation talks.
16/11/2009 SOUTH KOREA
Koreans earnestly waiting for Obama’s historic visit
For South Korea’s press, the US and South Korean presidents are preparing a deal to stop North Korea’s nuclear programme.
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