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THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chief U.S. negotiator Christopher Hill, back in Washington after the first high-level U.S. visit to North Korea in five years, yesterday outlined an ambitious agenda for the rest of the year that includes talks on a permanent peace treaty and the birth of a multinational security organization for Northeast Asia.
SEOUL — U.N. nuclear inspectors will travel to North Korea on Tuesday to discuss the modalities of a promised shutdown of Pyongyang's nuclear reactor at Yongbyon, the International Atomic Energy Agency announced yesterday.
The only deterrent for some countries from being next on "Washington's hit list" is to have nuclear weapons themselves, a new policy report concludes.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES North Korea yesterday put on hold a planned visit to Pyongyang by U.N. nuclear inspectors just hours after top U.S. negotiator Christopher R. Hill touched down in Pyongyang — the first senior Bush administration official to visit the reclusive communist state in nearly five years.
SEOUL — The chief U.S. nuclear envoy made a rare trip to North Korea today in a surprise bid to accelerate international efforts to press the communist government to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
SEOUL — North Korea invited U.N. nuclear inspectors yesterday in the first concrete sign of a breakthrough in a stalemate over its atomic program, as the transfer of frozen North Korean funds at the center of the impasse neared completion.
SEOUL — North Korea warned yesterday it might increase its "self-defense deterrent," a term the communist nation usually uses to describe its nuclear program, even as its key condition for nuclear disarmament was being met.