» 07/06/2006, 00.00
NORTH KOREA SOUTH KOREA
North Korea ready to launch new missiles
This was announced by the Foreign Affairs Minister of Pyongyang. The South Korean Defence Minister said there were about three or four short and medium-range missiles. The UN Security Council is divided: it had not yet adopted a shared approach to tackling the crisis. Protest rallies were held in Tokyo and Seoul.
11/07/2006 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA JAPAN
China submits bid to UN to resolve crisis minus sanctions against Pyongyang
Japan's proposal has been blocked; it paved the way for sanctions, opposed by Beijing, Seoul and Moscow. The South Korean government has accused Japan of wanting to intensify the crisis through "rhetoric based on provocation". Chinese diplomats are in the North Korean capital.
04/10/2006 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA
Tension grows over Pyongyang's nuclear test announcement
Seoul, the United States and Japan have taken unequivocal stands while Beijing urges everyone to keep calm.
27/06/2006 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA
Seoul to revoke aid to North if missile crisis breaks out
The South Korean government has no intention of ignoring Pyongyang's threats, while Washington is installing Patriot anti-aircraft missiles in its Japanese bases. Seoul's Foreign Affairs Minister is in China to seek a joint diplomatic solution.
07/04/2009 JAPAN – KOREA
Tokyo wants strong UN response to N Korea missile
The Japanese government is in favour of “a strong and unified message” from the United Nations Security Council. China and Russia are against a binding resolution against the North Korean regime. Pyongyang is celebrating the successful launch also attended by Kim Jong-il. Trade between North Korea and China resumes.
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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