Tuesday, September 20, 2005

...But North Carolina Has Reiterated Its Pledge Not To Build Nuclear Weapons

The Los Angeles Times reports:
Less than 24 hours after diplomats announced a break-
through pact to eliminate nuclear arms in North Korea, the isolated communist state threw cold water on the deal today, saying it would not abandon its weapons program until the United States gave it a light-water nuclear reactor.

North Korea's demand could be a deal breaker. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, the chief U.S. negotiator at the six-nation nuclear talks, made it clear at the opening of negotiations in Beijing last week that the idea of providing North Korea with a reactor before disarmament would be a "nonstarter."

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