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‘Progress Made’ in North Korea Talks

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Posted on Feb 8, 2007

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The first day of a new round of talks on North Korea’s nuclear programme has ended with a hint of progress.

Diplomats at six-party talks in Beijing said North Korea had agreed to take initial steps towards disarmament.

South Korea’s envoy to the talks said all parties - the two Koreas, China, Japan, Russia and the US - agreed on the need for progress and consensus.

The US wants North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons programme, but Pyongyang wants sanctions lifted first.

Trade and financial sanctions against North Korea were tightened after it carried out a nuclear test in October.

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By great news ..., February 8, 2007 at 2:35 pm Link to this comment
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unfortunately the N Koreans have proven by past performance that they don’t walk the talk ... we should continue to talk, but make no promises unless they actually do something first to fulfill the terms of any agreement.  for quid pro quo, you have to provide the quo before we provide the quid!

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