Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

State Department Noon Briefing, October 30, 2000

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DAILY PRESS BRIEFING
(ON THE RECORD UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)

Q: Do you have anything more on North Korea, particularly the Einhorn
consultations? When will they start, and so forth?

MR. BOUCHER: The missile talks with the North Koreans will be held in
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They will last from November 1st to November
3rd. Assistant Secretary Einhorn will be leading our delegation.

Do we have anything more? Well, I think you know the Secretary and the
President and his key advisors were meeting this morning on the
subject of North Korea, so they are holding those discussions today.

Q: Can I go back to the Ivory Coast for a second?

MR. BOUCHER: Let's finish with North Korea and then go back to the
Ivory Coast, I guess.

Q: Do you know if the Secretary is prepared - or during the meeting
now is making any kind of recommendation about a visit by the
President?

MR. BOUCHER: I'm sure the Secretary and the President will discuss the
possible visit of the President. I wouldn't expect that to be decided
at this meeting. And as far as whether she makes a recommendation and
what recommendation she makes, that's between her and the President
and not for us to discuss here.

Q: Do you have any better idea - does the Department have any better
idea how long that the KL talks are going to last?

MR. BOUCHER: Well, from the 1st to the 3rd.

Q: Oh, I'm sorry. Did you say that already?

(The briefing was concluded at 1:45 P.M.)



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