Archive for the ‘negotiator’ Category

US sees progress but no NKorean pact

March 14, 2008
By ELIANE ENGELER, Associated Press Writer 

GENEVA – The United States and North Korea made progress Thursday in overcoming obstacles that have stalled a major nuclear disarmament deal but remained short of a breakthrough, the chief U.S. negotiator said.

North Korean chief negotiator Kim Gye Gwan boards a car prior ...
North Korean chief negotiator Kim Gye Gwan boards a car prior to a bilateral meeting with US chief negotiator Christopher Hill in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, March 13, 2008. The talks held in Geneva are about the normalization of the relations between the US and North Korea and about the North Korean nuclear program.
(AP Photo/Keystone, Dominic Favre) 

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Christopher Hill told reporters that the talks in Geneva were probably the most substantive that Washington has had with North Korea since problems developed in December over disarming Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.

“We certainly are further along in this consultation than we were when I arrived this morning,” Hill said after meetings with North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan. “There has been progress.”

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Iran’s Chief Nuclear Negotiator Resigns

October 20, 2007

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Iranian government announced Saturday that its top nuclear negotiator had resigned, a move seen as a victory for hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that could bring about an even tougher stance in ongoing talks.

Government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham, said Saeed Jalili, a little-known deputy foreign minister for European and American affairs, was to succeed Ali Larijani as lead negotiator effective immediately.

Larijani in many cases held a hardline view on the nuclear standoff between Iran and the West ….

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