New Developments with North Korea

I’ll reserve comment for now…hopefully, more details will be available tomorrow.

BEIJING (Reuters) – Six-party talks on the fate of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program resume in Beijing on Thursday with the U.S. envoy denying a report of a prior deal but holding out hopes Pyongyang will offer steps to disarm.

Negotiators from the two Koreas, the United States, Japan, Russia and China will gather at a secluded compound in western Beijing to discuss how to nudge forward a 2005 statement offering North Korea economic and security concessions in return for abandoning nuclear weapons ambitions.

Top U.S. envoy Christopher Hill and Washington officials dismissed a report in Japan’s Asahi Shimbun that North Korea and the United States had signed a memorandum in Berlin last month in which Pyongyang agreed to freeze its Yongbyon nuclear reactor in exchange for aid.



  1. Yeah, I really wouldn’t get too excited about the possibility of NK disarming anytime soon. You don’t go to all that trouble and expense to get nukes, just to get rid of them; that’s something they’re probably going to hang onto for a while.

    The goal of a non-nuclear NK is dead, time to face up to that reality.

  2. I don’t think the goal here is a nuclear free NK. The promising news is that there is active engagement. Thanks, for stopping by and posting, BTW. I always enjoy your 2 cents.

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