Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
May 1999 - North Korea Special Weapons News
- Weekly On North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service May 24 - May 30, 1999
- TEXT: PERRY 5/29 REMARKS ON MEETINGS WITH NORTH KOREAN OFFICIALSUSIA 29 May 1999 -- In his most recent round of talks with North Korean officials, former Secretary of Defense William Perry said he stressed the concern of the United States, Japan, and South Korea over North Korea's missile and nuclear programs.
- KOREA / PERRY Voice of America 29 May 1999 -- U-S PRESIDENTIAL ENVOY TO NORTH KOREA WILLIAM PERRY HAS RETURNED FROM A FOUR-DAY VISIT TO THE STALINIST COUNTRY -- ANNOUNCING SATURDAY HE SUCCESSFULLY CONVEYED WASHINGTON'S CONCERNS ABOUT ITS SUSPECTED WEAPONS PROGRAMS.
- NORTH KOREA FOOD Voice of America 29 May 1999 -- OFFICIALS OF AN AID GROUP THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THE FOOD-RELIEF EFFORT IN FAMINE-STRICKEN NORTH KOREA SAY THE RECLUSIVE COUNTRY'S GOVERNMENT FEELS THE CRISIS STAGE IS OVER. HOWEVER, IT STILL NEEDS FOREIGN HELP.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing MAY 28, 1999 -- The US team reported that the underground site at Kumchang-ni is an extensive, empty tunnel complex. The underground portion of the site is a large, empty tunnel complex. Construction was unfinished and no equipment was present. It was at a stage of construction prior to the time when any relevant equipment, other than construction equipment, would be expected to be present. A fuller technical analysis is underway to determine as best we can what the site might have been intended for. Based on what we know thus far, there is no basis to conclude that North Korea is in violation of the agreed framework.
- Suspected North Korean Atom Site Is Empty, U.S. Finds The New York Times 28 May 1999 -- U.S. investigators in North Korea have discovered that an underground site that Washington suspects could be used to revive that nation's nuclear weapons program is a huge, empty tunnel.
- N. KOREA / U-S Voice of America 26 May 1999 -- WASHINGTON'S TOP ADVISOR ON NORTH KOREA WAS SCHEDULED TO MEET WEDNESDAY WITH LEADERS IN PYONGYANG. WILLIAM PERRY ALSO HOPES TO MEET NORTH KOREA'S TOP OFFICIAL -- KIM JONG IL.
- JAPAN / PERRY Voice of America 25 May 1999 -- U-S PRESIDENTIAL ENVOY WILLIAM PERRY GOES TO NORTH KOREA TUESDAY, HEADING THE HIGHEST U-S DELEGATION TO VISIT THE STALINIST STATE SINCE THE KOREAN WAR. MR. PERRY IS CARRYING PROPOSALS FROM PRESIDENT CLINTON TO EASE TENSIONS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA
- PERRY / NORTH KOREA Voice of America 24 May 1999 -- BEGINNING TODAY (TUESDAY), SPECIAL WHITE HOUSE ENVOY WILLIAM PERRY IS IN NORTH KOREA FOR A FOUR-DAY VISIT AIMED AT IMPROVING TIES WITH PYONGYANG'S LEADERSHIP. MR. PERRY'S TRIP IS BEING WATCHED WITH CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM IN SOUTH KOREA.
- TEXT: JOINT U.S.-ROK-JAPAN STATEMENT ON NORTH KOREA POLICYUSIA 24 May 1999 -- The United States, the Republic of Korea (ROK), and Japan will continue to closely coordinate their policies toward the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to a joint statement released May 24.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing MAY 24, 1999 -- With respect to the team in Kumchang-ni the US team concluded its work. They received good cooperation from North Korean officials.
- Weekly On North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service May 17 - May 23, 1999
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, MAY 21, 1999 -- The US team at Kumchang-ni continued their work. I'm not in a position to report their findings. They'll stay as long as necessary to satisfy themselves that the work has been completed and they have the necessary access to the facility and to continue their work. There is no time limit set, and they will make that decision. But it's my understanding they're still there as of today. Dr. Perry is not going to North Korea to negotiate and offer incentives in some negotiation. He's going there to get an assessment as the final piece in his review to try to ascertain whether the North Koreans want to see a change in their relationship with the outside world.
- U-S / N. KOREA Voice of America 21 May 1999 -- U-S OFFICIALS SAY SPECIAL ENVOY WILLIAM PERRY WILL HOLD TALKS WITH JAPANESE AND SOUTH KOREAN OFFICIALS BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER HIS PLANNED VISIT TO NORTH KOREA NEXT WEEK.
- U-S / KOREA Voice of America 17 May 1999 -- THE UNITED STATES HAS ANNOUNCED IT IS DONATING AN ADDITIONAL 400 THOUSAND TONS OF FOOD AID TO NORTH KOREA. SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT DURING TALKS WITH VISITING SOUTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTER HONG SOON YOUNG.
- TEXT: U.S. TO PROVIDE 400,000 TONS OF FOOD TO NORTH KOREAUSIA17 May 1999 -- Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman announced May 17 that the United States has agreed to donate 400,000 tons of food to North Korea. The food will be distributed through the United Nations' World Food Program (WFP).
- Weekly On North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service May 10 - May 16, 1999
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, MAY 14, 1999 -- Certification for the remaining appropriated funds for fuel oil - that is, the $20 million - is now under review by the Administration. There is no "deadline" for its completion. The US expects to meet its obligations regarding the supply of heavy fuel oil to KEDO under the agreed framework. In short, the previous moneys we've obtained from Congress are sufficient for us to continue to provide fuel oil for some time. We do want to be able to get the additional $20 million soon, however; but there is no deadline
- N. KOREA / FAMINE Voice of America 10 May 1999 -- FAMINE-HIT NORTH KOREA HAS ADMITTED FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ITS CITIZENS HAVE DIED FROM HUNGER. THE CONFESSION COMES AS THE COUNTRY STRUGGLES TO SURVIVE THE LEANEST MONTHS OF THE YEAR.
- Weekly On North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service May 3 - May 9, 1999
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, MAY 7, 1999 -- On March 16, 1999, the United States and North Korea reached agreement on American access to the underground construction in Kumchang-ni. A US team of technical experts will arrive in North Korea May 18. The purpose of this visit it to remove fully US concerns about the nature of this site and about the activities there.
- KEDO AND JAPAN SIGN AGREEMENT ON FINANCING FOR LIGHT-WATER REACTOR PROJECT May 4, 1999 -- The Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO) and the Government of Japan have signed an agreement on the provision of financing for the Light-Water-Reactor Project.
- NORTH KOREA ECON Voice of America 03 May 1999 -- THE CHIEF U-S NEGOTIATOR WITH NORTH KOREA SAYS HE EXPECTS THAT COUNTRY'S ECONOMY TO BEGIN IMPROVING SOON -- A DEVELOPMENT THAT COULD HELP IT OPEN TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD.
- NORTH KOREA- TUBERCULOSIS Voice of America 03 May 1999 -- WITH NORTH KOREA EXPERIENCING ITS FOURTH-YEAR OF FAMINE, OBSERVERS SAY DISEASE IS A PROBLEM THAT IS GROWING WITH MALNUTRITION. ONE ILLNESS THAT IS NOT OBVIOUSLY LINKED TO FAMINE, BUT IS A DIRECT OUTCOME OF IT, IS TUBERCULOSIS.
- Weekly On North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service April 26 - May 2, 1999
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