Archive for the ‘disarmament’ Category

North Korea: Time To Renew Disarmament Talks

February 20, 2008

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — North Korea and U.S. negotiators met Tuesday for the first time in two months with Pyongyang expressing interest in resuming the stalled process to eliminate its nuclear programs, the main U.S. envoy said.Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said he and North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan had “a good substantial discussion” in Beijing earlier Tuesday, but no breakthroughs were made.

“They were interested in figuring out if we have a way forward on this,” Hill said after arriving in South Korea. “But we will see if we’re actually successful.”

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Russia says US approach to nuclear talks ‘disappointing’

February 4, 2008

Moscow (AFP) Feb 3, 2008
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Russia is disappointed by Washington’s approach to talks on renewing the START I arms treaty, which expires next year, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Kislyak said in an interview published on Sunday.
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“Today the situation is disappointing. Our colleagues have a different view of the task at hand,” Kislyak was quoted by the Russian news agency Interfax as saying when asked about consultations with the United States on renewing the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
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