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North Korea Threatens Harder Line in Nuclear Talks

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior North Korean official says Pyongyang intends to harden its opposition to international pressure against its nuclear weapons program. Choi Sun Hee, a deputy director of North Korea’s Foreign Ministry, sent a rare note by e-mail to VOA’s Korean Service Thursday, following three days of informal talks between North Korean diplomats and an unofficial […]

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Chinese President Meets N. Korean Delegation, Vows to Advance Ties

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao vowed on Monday to bolster ties with North Korea, saying the two countries should work toward strengthening peace and stability on the Korean peninsula. Mr. Hu’s comments, quoted by the official Xinhua news agency, were directed at a visiting North Korean delegation. They come 10 days after a North Korean rocket […]

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Panetta: China Has Assisted North Korea Missile Program

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says China has provided “some help” to North Korea with its ballistic missile program, even as Beijing insists that it has not violated U.N. sanctions prohibiting such activity. Panetta made his comments Thursday after being asked during a Congressional hearing if China had supported North Korea’s missile program through “trade […]

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North Korean Missile Carrier Could Indicate Sanctions Have Been Violated

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Western experts say a vehicle carrying a missile that was recently glimpsed in a North Korean military parade looks to be designed by China, raising the possibility that North Korea’s closest ally is violating U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang. Defense analysts from the publication Jane’s Defence Weekly told reporters this week that North Korea’s 16-wheel vehicle, […]

North Korean Missile Carrier Could Indicate Sanctions Have Been Violated

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Western experts say a vehicle carrying a missile that was recently glimpsed in a North Korean military parade looks to be designed by China, raising the possibility that North Korea’s closest ally is violating U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang. Defense analysts from the publication Jane’s Defence Weekly have told reporters this week that North Korea’s 16-wheel […]

UN Security Council Toughens N.Korea Sanctions

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea for its attempted launch of a long-range rocket last week, and agreed to impose new sanctions on the increasingly isolated nation. The council unanimously adopted what is known as a “presidential statement,” which called Friday’s launch “a serious violation of existing Security Council resolutions” aimed at […]

UN Security Council Toughens N.Korea Sanctions

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea for its attempted launch of a long-range rocket last week, and agreed to impose new sanctions on the increasingly isolated nation. The council unanimously adopted what is known as a “presidential statement,” which called Friday’s launch “a serious violation of existing Security Council resolutions” aimed at […]

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UN Security Council Toughens N.Korea Sanctions

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea for its attempted launch of a long-range rocket last week and agreed to impose new sanctions on the increasingly isolated nation. The council unanimously adopted what is known as a “presidential statement,” which called Friday’s launch “a serious violation of existing Security Council resolutions” aimed at […]

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UN Security Council Condemns N. Korean Rocket Launch

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea for its attempted launch of a long-range rocket last week. The resolution calls Friday’s launch “a serious violation of existing Security Council resolutions” aimed halting Pyongyang’s use of ballistic missile technology. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice says the failed launch caused “grave security […]

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UN Security Council Condemns N. Korean Rocket Launch

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council issued a statement Monday strongly condemning North Korea for its attempted launch of a long range rocket last week. The resolution calls Friday’s launch “a serious violation of existing Security Council resolutions” aimed halting Pyongyang’s use of ballistic missile technology. It also says the failed launch caused “grave security concerns” across […]

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