» 10/30/2006, 00.00
North Korea celebrates nuclear test while firing and selling more arms
"Spontaneous" manifestations of joy for the nuclear test of 9 October took place. Before the feasting, Pyongyang launched five missiles and, according to American charges, has sold at least 40 to African and Middle Eastern countries.
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.
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".
Pyongyang: end of armistice ready for war on South Korea
North Korea threatens a “military response” to the South’s decision to sign the Proliferation Security Initiative. The communist regime has restarted the Yongbong nuclear plant and apparently has enough plutonium to produce six nuclear bombs.
11/10/2006 NORTH KOREA SOUTH KOREA
Pyongyang threatens UN, sanctions mean war
Tokyo and Washington adopt unilateral measures against Pyongyang; both want use of force included in any UN sanctions. Beijing calls for calm but agrees to a tough response. Seoul dithers.
20/07/2009 KOREA – UNITED STATES
Seoul and Washington preparing a “comprehensive strategy” towards North Korea’s nuclear progra
With the “step-by-step” approach a failure, US and South Korean leaders are planning a broad package to solve all the outstanding issues. A US diplomat thinks the proposal will interest Pyongyang. North Korean sources say that Kim Jong-il’s health is “quite serious.”
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