N. Korea agrees to nuclear disarmament – Focus on North Korea

I don’t like the huge energy concessions.  But this comes at the right time, IMO. 

N. Korea agrees to nuclear disarmament – Focus on North Korea – MSNBC.com
BEIJING – In exchange for fuel aid, North Korea agreed Tuesday to shut down its main nuclear reactor and eventually dismantle its atomic weapons program, just four months after the communist state shocked the world by testing a nuclear bomb.

Reached after talks in Beijing with five other nations, the deal marks the first concrete plan for disarmament in more than three years of negotiations. The plan also could potentially herald a new era of cooperation in the region with North Korea’s longtime foes — the United States and Japan — also agreeing to discuss normalizing relations with Pyongyang.

“Obviously we have a long way to go, but we’re very pleased with this agreement,” U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill told reporters. “It’s a very solid step forward.”

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