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North Korean Breakthrough

Well, this looks like a bit of good news.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States says North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment and agree to a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland also said Wednesday the North has agreed to alllow International Atomic Energy Inspectors to verify and monitor the moratorium on uranium enrichment and confirm disablement of its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon.
Her statement says the U.S. will meet with North Korea to finalize details for a proposed package of 240,000 metric tons of food aid.

It’s been just the last couple of weeks that the US has been meeting bilaterally with North Korea, without a lot of media fuss.

And perhaps this can be a model for working with Iran. Quite a bit different from bombing them.

3 comments to North Korean Breakthrough

  • Tina

    I checked KCNA, we are still imperialistic but not dogs ;) Maybe tomorrow they will have news of the agreement.

  • Chickadee

    I hope this bit of same old has a better outcome.

    armsconstrol.org

    Here’s an interesting report, too.

    “The Experience of NGOs in North Korea

    How much aid? A gov report dated 2006.

    US Humanitarian Aid to North Korea

    Possible new beginnings notwithstanding, the question remains, apart from the consequences of being “evil” according to David Frum, why are people still starving in North Korea? On the one hand, their notoriously bizarre leadership, convinced that nuclear energy in the absence of viable alternatives, was essential to lifting the population out of extreme distress, repeatedly made deals with the US to abandon that intention in exchange for oil and food supplies, but then refused to honor their side of the bargain? Or is it because the US repeatedly reneged on its agreements to supply energy and food before receiving acceptable assurances that all nuclear research and development programs were halted, which assurances were not and could not be provided to the level of “acceptability”? (aka Iraq.) Of course, having access to nuclear power is quite another thing, or should be, from building a military nuclear arsenal. Given North Korea’s reported attempts at testing, it remains unclear whether they were just hanging a huge but baseless “Beware of Dog” sign on the door, to ward off potential intruders (aka Iraq) or whether they’ve all along been secretly been plotting to starve their own citizens in order to take the initiative in destroying the world or large parts thereof.

    Here, again, are the countries in the world actually do have weapons of mass destruction at their disposal. It should be noted that only one of these has ever actually used such weaponry on an enemy.

    Who has what at a glance.

  • adrena

    eom


    “OTP – Occupy The Patriarchy” ~ me

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