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South Korea nuclear envoys visit North

South Korea nuclear envoys visit North

South Korean nuclear envoys were set for a rare visit to North Korea yesterday aimed at advancing sputtering disarmament talks, days after it issued tough terms for ending its atomic ambitions.
North Korea will challenge the team of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama after it takes office next week and may try brinkmanship to increase its bargaining leverage, President George W. Bush's top Asia adviser said in Washington on Wednesday. No date has been set for the return of South Korean nuclear envoy Hwang Joon-kook, leading one of the few nuclear delegations the South has ever sent to its secretive neighbor, the foreign ministry said. Hwang told reporters in Seoul on Tuesday he would discuss the purchase of 14,000 unused fuel rods from the North's nuclear plant as part of a disarmament-for-aid deal the North struck with China, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the United States.


Updated : 2021-04-15 03:12 GMT+08:00