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Seoul, Washington and Tokyo "ready for anything" to stop NKorean nuclear threat
The three governments have agreed to work together, both in the UN and individually, to eliminate the risk of nuclear war with Pyongyang. The White House "still doubts" the effective use of a hydrogen bomb. Experts seem divided. South Korea restricts access to the inter-Korean Kaesong complex.
14/09/2005 NORTH KOREA
Still uncertainty at six-nation nuclear talks
22/12/2006 NORTH - SOUTH KOREA
Seoul denounces suspected nuclear activity in North Korea
An opposition MP reported frenetic activity in a tunnel near Mount Mantap, where the regime carried out its first nuclear test on 9 October. In Beijing, six-party talks on nuclear disarmament have been fruitless.
04/06/2009 KOREA – UNITED STATES
Pyongyang tries two American journalists. They risk 10 years of prison
Laura Ling and Lee Seung-eun are charges with illegally entering North Korea and “hostile acts”. Analysts explain that the trial is part of Pyongyang’s political game to gain greater political and economic concessions from the Obama administration. South Korean citizens are “indifferent” to the communist regime’s nuclear threat.
15/11/2006 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA JAPAN
Seoul, Tokyo consider nuclear technology to stop Pyongyang threat
A South Korean defence expert said the only way out of the crisis sparked by Pyongyang's nuclear test was to match North Korean escalation. Tokyo said it had the right to self-defence, even through nuclear means.
04/09/2009 NORTH KOREA
North Korea: we have enriched uranium, we can create the bomb or negotiate
Pyongyang claims to be close to creating an atomic bomb but says it is ready to negotiate and not contrary to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Experts say the North Korean regime wants to resume talks to save face. The role of Beijing decisive.
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