by Writer Team | July 10, 2005 5:27 am
We can rest assured for now…
BEIJING, July 10 – Condoleezza Rice assured the world that they have no intention to attack North Korea, stating that they’re a sovereign state. Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Christopher Hill confirmed this statement on Saturday when speaking to the Deputy Foreign Minister of North Korea, Kim Gye Gwan.
The state news agency of North Korea announced on Saturday that their government has agreed on re-opening the negotiations on nuclear arms. This announcement came after the talks between Hill and Gye Gwan on Saturday. ‘The parties agreed to resume the six-party talks “in the week of July 25,” the agency confirmed. Rice said intensive diplomatic efforts of the sides of China, South Korea and Russia led to this new hope on the nuclear arms issue, the U.S. is now waiting patiently to see of these negotiations will lead to any results.
Although the re-opening of negotiations bears hope, Rice insisted that this is only the first step and actual progress will still remain the big issue in future discussions.
Rice also met with China’s Foreign Minister Li Zhaozing, Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao earlier this Sunday.
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