North Korea says it will kiss and make up with the US … sorta
North Korea has announced it will continue to work with the US on ending its nuclear programme and resume the now-stalled talks. Or, as the Pyongyang government said, it will work to “narrow remaining differences”. This follows a quick visit to the country by US envoy Stephen Bosworth.
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- Oct 2006 - North Korea conducts underground nuclear test
- Feb 2007 - N Korea agrees to close main nuclear reactor in exchange for fuel aid
- June 2007 - N Korea shuts main Yongbyon reactor
- June 2008 - N Korea makes long-awaited declaration of nuclear assets
- Oct 2008 - US removes N Korea from list of countries sponsoring terrorism
- Dec 2008 - N Korea slows dismantling nuclear programme, after US decision to suspend energy aid
- April 2009 – N Korea launches rocket carrying what it says is communications satellite
- May 2009 - N Korea conducts second nuclear test
- August 2009 - Former US president Bill Clinton helps secure release of two US journalists
- October 2009 - N Korea tells China it may be willing to return to six-party talks
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