BEIJING – A U.S. nuclear envoy said Monday thatneeds to make a proper declaration of its nuclear programs to revive a disarmament process that has stalled since the end of last year.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill arrives at Beijing airport Monday Feb. 18, 2008. Hill arrived in Beijing on Monday for talks on putting a stalled North Korean nuclear disarmament process back on track and was expected to meet with Chinese officials, but said he had no plans to meet any representatives of North Korea.
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North Korea was supposed to declare its nuclear programs by the end of 2007 to the five other countries involved in the talks. Pyongyang said it produced a list in November, but Washington has maintained that the information was inadequate.
“We’re a little stuck on the need for a complete and correct declaration,” U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill told reporters.