- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 14, 2011

VIENNA, Austria (AP) — The United States on Wednesday said it is not interested in negotiations with North Korea “for the sake of simply talking,” stressing that the country must stop all nuclear activity.

The U.S. statement to the U.N. nuclear agency said North Korea must “demonstrate its seriousness on denuclearization.”

The statement follows an International Atomic Energy Agency report that strengthened suspicions that North Korea turned to black-market suppliers to set up a uranium enrichment plant.

Last week, a U.S. scientist who visited a previously secret North Korean uranium enrichment plant said that it was more advanced than operations in Iran and that Pyongyang might launch a third atomic test.

The North tested nuclear devices in 2006 and 2009.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide