North Koreans Still Demand Direct Talks With the U.S.

Many countries in the region of North Korea have sent diplomats to its capital, Pyongyang, in recent weeks, hoping to quell the dangerous storm currently brewing over that country’s nuclear weapons program. North Korea itself is simultaneously condemning these diplomatic efforts and calling for negotiations and a nonaggression pact with the United States only. Meanwhile, the possibility of armed conflict grows: Japan is claiming the legal right to pre-emptively attack North Korea’s missile bases if it finds itself under threat, and the United States has dispatched a warship to patrol the body of water between the two Asian countries. - YaleGlobal

North Koreans Still Demand Direct Talks With the U.S.

James Brooke
Sunday, January 26, 2003

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