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February 1999 - North Korea Special Weapons News

  • CONGRESS-FOREIGN POLICY Voice of America 25 Feburary 1999 -- ALBRIGHT MADE CLEAR THE ADMINISTRATION IS CONCERNED ABOUT PYONGYANG'S MISSILE PROGRAM, AND SUSPECTS THE NORTH KOREANS MAY BE CONDUCTING NUCLEAR RESEARCH AT A SECRET SITE.
  • NORTH KOREA REMAINS GREATEST THREAT IN ASIA, ALBRIGHT SAYS Jane A. Morse USIA 25 Feburary 1999 -- North Korea presents the greatest military threat in Asia and may be violating its agreement with the United States to suspend its nuclear weapons programs, says Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
  • KIM / NORTH-SOUTH KOREAN TIES Voice of America 24 Feburary 1999 -- SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT KIM DAE-JUNG ON WEDNESDAY URGED NORTH KOREA TO ABANDON ITS MILITARY PROGRAMS, IN EXCHANGE FOR WHAT HE CALLED A PACKAGE DEAL OF BENEFITS.
  • TEXT: STANLEY ROTH ON NORTH KOREA USIA 23 Feburary 1999 -- A "normal" North Korea, that is part of the "family of nations," is America's policy goal, according to Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Stanley Roth.
  • TEXT: NEXT ROUND OF U.S.-NORTH KOREA TALKS SLATED FOR FEB. 27 16 February 1999 -- The next round of U.S.-North Korea (DPRK) discussions on the Kumchang-ni underground construction will be commence in New York on February 27.
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, FEBRUARY 16, 1999 -- KOREA (NORTH) QUESTION: Regarding Dr. Perry's report, do you have information on his travel plans, prior to the release and then also after the release of his repor, to the region? If you decide to leak the report, why don't you leak it to somebody who comes to the briefings every now and then?
  • Weekly On North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service February 14 - February 21, 1999
  • Weekly On North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service February 8 - February 13, 1999
  • Department of State Daily Press Briefing, FEBRUARY 09, 1999 -- The North Koreans have obviously, at various times, put out different versions of what it would take to allow us multiple site access. We will not pay compensation to be permitted to ensure that an agreement is being properly implemented. That is our principled position.
  • KOREA / TALKS Voice of America 08 February 1999 - NORTH KOREA HAS WELCOMED SEOUL'S CAUTIOUSLY-POSITIVE RESPONSE TO LAST WEEK'S PROPOSAL FOR OFFICIAL TALKS. BUT SOUTH KOREAN OBSERVERS SAY THE NORTH'S OVERTURE MAY HAVE MORE TO DO WITH ITS NEED FOR FOOD, THAN A DESIRE FOR A PEACE AGREEMENT.
  • Weekly On North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service February 1 - February 7, 1999
  • North Korea's Coming ICBM Larry Niksch, Pacific Forum CSIS PacNet No. 5, February 5, 1999 U.S. intelligence has reportedly concluded that: North Korea will have a longer-range ICBM capable of striking the U.S. west coast and other parts of the continental United States within five years; it will have a missile capable of striking Alaska and Hawaii by 2002; and it is constructing underground sites to deploy these missiles.
  • KOREA TALKS Voice of America 04 Feburary 1999 -- SOUTH KOREA ON THURSDAY CAUTIOUSLY WELCOMED A RARE PROPOSAL BY NORTH KOREA FOR HIGH-LEVEL OFFICIAL TALKS.
  • NORTH KOREA / FAMINE Voice of America 03 Feburary 1999 -- THERE ARE SIGNS THAT FAMINE IN NORTH KOREA MAY BE EASING.
  • Department of State Daily Press Briefing WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1999 -- We have known for some time that North Korea is developing a Taepo Dong missile. While we had expected a Taepo Dong I launch for some time, its use of a small third stage in the attempt to deploy a very small satellite was not anticipated. North Korea would need to resolve some important technical issues before being able to use the Taepo Dong I with a small third stage to deliver a very small payload to intercontinental ranges. North Korea also has been working for some time on a larger missile, the Taepo Dong II, that could deliver a somewhat larger payload to ICBM ranges. North Korea could be able to test-launch this missile for the first time as early as 1999.
  • NORTH KOREA TALKS Voice of America 03 Feburary 1999 -- NORTH KOREA HAS PROPOSED DIRECT HIGH LEVEL POLITICAL TALKS WITH SOUTH KOREA.
  • U-S / KOREA Voice of America 03 Feburary 1999 -- C-I-A DIRECTOR GEORGE TENET SAYS HE IS WORRIED NORTH KOREA IS ON THE VERGE OF DEVELOPING MISSILES THAT COULD REACH THE CONTINENTAL UNTIED STATES.
  • Department of State Daily Press Briefing MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1999 -- Let me simply make a few points. Number one, we've made clear that we need multiple site access to the Kumchangni facility in order to resolve our concerns that this facility could affect the viability of the Agreed Framework. With the North Koreans, there is no agreement until there's an agreement. Anybody who tries to characterize the words "near" or "far," or this or that, ends up eating their words. I'm going to avoid eating my words, because I use a lot of words, and that would fill me up.



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