Monday, June 30, 2008

Analysis And News Updates On North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions

From Business Week:

U.S.-North Korea Nuclear Deal: Who Wins?

When President George W. Bush announced on June 26 that he was removing North Korea from a U.S. list of terrorism-sponsoring nations, it seemed that Pyongyang had deftly played its nuclear card. After years of escalating threats, North Korea seemed to be ready to compromise, publicly acknowledging its nuclear plants and materials, and agreeing to resume stalled six-nation talks with the U.S., China, Japan, South Korea, and Russia, in a process that would lead to the dismantling of its Yongbyon nuclear facility. The reward: coveted access to Western capital and technology, which Pyongyang needs to shore up its shaky economy. South Korea's former Unification Minister Lim Dong Won hailed the deal as the biggest step forward in U.S.-North Korean relations since the Korean War ended in 1953.

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News on North Korea From Other Sources:
After the nuclear deal, what is ahead for North Korea? -- Newsweek
N Korea's nuclear declaration: What's next -- ISN
North Korea Nuclear Talks About to Get Tougher -- Wall Street Journal
Can North Korea Be Removed from the State Sponsors of Terrorism List in 45 Days? -- Daily North Korean News Hub
How big is the North Korea deal? -- Newsweek
Bush Rebuffs Hard-Liners to Ease North Korean Curbs -- New York Times
Dick Cheney 'tried to block North Korea nuclear deal' -- The Telegraph
North Korea Makes Partial Disclosure on Its Secret Nuclear Weapons Program -- U.S. News And World Report
Warming U.S.-North Korean relations? -- UPI Asia Online
US says six-nation North Korean nuclear disarmament talks could be renewed next week -- International Herald Tribune
US Food Aid Lands In North Korea -- Time Magazine
U.S. food aid arrives in North Korea, U.N. says -- MSNBC
U.S. delivers wheat as North Korea expands aid access -- International Herald Tribune
Opinion: The Tragic End of Bush's North Korea Policy -- By John Bolton, Wall Street Journal
Opinion: Keep North Korea on the Terrorism List -- Human Events

My Comment: What is next? North Korea has come clean on a program that everyone knew that they were doing. The next step will be to turn over their nuclear material to another party .... probably China. Will they do this in the end ..... I will be very surprise if they do.

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