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Tentative Deal in N. Korea Nuclear Talks

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  1. Real World

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    This is interesting. Certainly could be a very good sign.


    Tentative Deal in N. Korea Nuclear Talks

    Feb 12 2:52 PM US/Eastern

    By JAE-SOON CHANG
    Associated Press Writer

    BEIJING (AP) -- Negotiators reached a tentative agreement on initial steps for North Korea's nuclear disarmament, the U.S. envoy to the talks said Tuesday.

    Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said the agreement outlined specific commitments for North Korea and would set up working groups to implement those goals to begin meeting in about a month. He declined to give other details.


    "I'm encouraged by this that we were able to take a step forward on the denuclearization issue," Hill said.

    The agreement could mark the first step toward disarmament in more than three years of inconclusive negotiations and deadlock. The process reached its lowest point in October when North Korea conducted its first nuclear test explosion.

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    "I believe that countries have compromised somewhat toward an agreement," Kenichiro Sasae said, declining to give any specifics.

    The current round of six-nation talks began Thursday on a promising note after the United States and North Korea signaled a willingness to compromise. But negotiations quickly became mired on the issue of how much energy aid the North would get in exchange for initial steps of disarmament.

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    Under a 1994 U.S.-North Korea disarmament agreement, the North was to receive 500,000 tons of fuel oil a year before construction was completed of two nuclear reactors that would be able to generate 2 million kilowatts of electricity.

    That deal fell apart in late 2002 when the U.S. accused the North of conducting a secret uranium enrichment program, sparking the latest nuclear crisis.

    The apparent progress came after the U.S. envoy said the meetings that began Monday would be the last day for this round of talks, saying the possibility for a breakthrough was solely in North Korea's hands.

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/2007/02/12/D8N8CB980.html
     
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    Could be good news.

    . . . . . . ... Let's wait to see if any other shoes drop, though.


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    Are the righties now supporting the deal Clinton made? LOL.

    "Under a 1994 U.S.-North Korea disarmament agreement, the North was to receive 500,000 tons of fuel oil a year before construction was completed of two nuclear reactors that would be able to generate 2 million kilowatts of electricity.

    "That deal fell apart in late 2002 when the U.S. accused the North of conducting a secret uranium enrichment program, sparking the latest nuclear crisis."
     
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    Ha! good one Patters!

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this.....
     
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    diplomacy? wow...
     
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    North Korea making a deal and North Korea HONORING a deal are two different things.
     
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    agreed.....'tentative' is the key word.

    its taken over 7 years, but any kind of diplomatic talks from this administration is a welcome thing in my book. Im not ready to give out a medal to them, but its a step in the right direction.
     
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    Tentative dont mean squat. How do we verify that N.K is honoring their end of the deal?

    Had we done that in the 90's, we probably wouldnt be in the mess we're in now.
     
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    No deal is worth the paper it's written on unless it is verifiable. (See: Saddam Hussein)


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    Forget verification...

    Just givem a little Bush/Cheney "Shock and Awe"

    That'll light up their nights.

    Worked in Iraq....right?
     
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    How did thise slip through under Bush's watchful eye? I'll bet he's throwing a fit.
     
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    The deal fell apart when the PRNK violated the terms of the agreement which was almost right away.

    The PRNK is famous for saying one thing and then trying to change the deal. We'll see if this is real.
     
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    Let's not forget that we didn't honor the deal either. We promised them light water reactors in 94, but KEDO never managed to build them.
     
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    We so are trumpeting Iran's nuclear goals like it's Armageddon, but we sit down and try to make a deal with the North Koreans?

    Lesson: develop nukes as fast as possible, and the US will work with you rather than try to invade you.
     
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