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China welcomes North Korea nuclear moratorium

BEIJING — North Korea’s key ally China on Thursday welcomed Pyongyang’s announcement that it will suspend its nuclear tests and uranium enrichment programme in return for US food aid. The deal — which came less than three months after the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il — follows talks…

U.S. again calls on Iran to cease enrichment work

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday there was “no plausible justification” for Iran’s production of enriched uranium at a new site, again calling on Tehran to cease all such work. In a toughening of tone from Washington, Clinton said confirmation from the UN atomic watchdog that…

North Korea ‘agrees to suspend uranium enrichment’

North Korea has agreed to suspend its enriched-uranium nuclear weapons programme, a key United States demand for the resumption of disarmament talks, according to news reports. Yonhap news agency and the Chosun Ilbo daily quoted an unidentified diplomatic source saying the Washington had also agreed to provide the North with…

U.S. restates N.Korea nuclear demands

The United States will consider holding further talks with North Korea but Pyongyang must halt its uranium enrichment programme before full disarmament negotiations resume, a senior US official said Tuesday. “They have not yet made all of the commitments they need to, including on ending their uranium enrichment programme,” Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman told…

Six-party talks stall on North Korea’s nuclear program

SEOUL – China does not back efforts by Washington and Seoul to punish North Korea at the United Nations for its uranium enrichment programme and wants six-party talks to deal with the issue, a top South Korean envoy said on Saturday. International disagreement over how to deal with the North’s…

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