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November 1999 - North Korea Special Weapons News

  • PERRY - NORKOR FOOD Voice of America 29 November 1999 -- President Clinton's special advisor for U-S policy toward North Korea has dismissed congressional criticism of American food aid to that country.
  • North Korea Unlikely to Collapse Any Time Soon, Perry Says By Jane A. Morse USIA 29 November 1999 -- Despite widespread starvation and horrific economic conditions, the current North Korean regime is unlikely to collapse any time soon, according to William Perry, special advisor on North Korea to President Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
  • Weekly On North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service November 22 - November 28, 1999
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1999 -- We have determined that Kazakhstan has transferred lethal military equipment, specifically MiG-21 fighter aircraft, to North Korea. We have imposed sanctions on the firms directly involved in the transactions. The Kazakhstan-owned Uralsk Plant Metallist and the private Czech firm Agroplast and against certain Agroplast officials. We're talking about 40 aircraft and they did get there and I don't believe that, since they are 1960s vintage technology aircraft, they are not deemed to be militarily significant.
  • Weekly On North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Novmeber 15 - November 21, 1999
  • U-S - NORTH KOREA TALKS Voice of America 20 November 1999 -- After three days of talks aimed at improving bilateral relations, North Korean and American negotiators have sounded a positive note.
  • Text: State Department on U.S.-ROK-Japan Meeting 09 November 1999 -- At the conclusion of a two-day Trilateral Coordination and Oversight Group meeting in Washington, D.C. November 9, U.S., South Korean, and Japanese delegations had reviewed their countries' contacts with North Korea and had exchanged views on the next round of U.S.-North Korea talks to be held in Berlin on November 15.
  • Weekly On North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service November 8 - November 14, 1999
  • Weekly On North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service November 1 - November 7, 1999
  • Construction On Reactors For North Korea May Start Soon By Jim Lea, Pacific Stars and Stripes November 5, 1999 -- A contract to provide two light-water nuclear reactors to North Korea should be signed later this month, paving the way for the start of construction on the $4.6 billion project.
  • KOREA / NORTH KOREA STRATEGY Voice of America 03 November 1999 -- South Korean President Kim Dae-jung says he believes the current U-S and South Korean policy toward North Korea - a policy known as engagement - is the best long-term strategy for peace on the peninsula.
  • CONGRESS/NORTH KOREA Voice of America 03 November 1999 -- Republicans in the U-S Congress plan a direct challenge to the Clinton administration's North Korea policy. They say hearings will begin when lawmakers reconvene in the New Year.
  • Text: Congressional Report on North Korean Threat 03 November 1999 -- The North Korea Advisory Group, comprised of nine senior members of Congress, released a report assessing the threat posed by North Korea. North Korea has increased its capabilities to threaten the Asia-Pacific region as well as U.S. security interests since 1994. The report noted that North Korea now has the missile capability to strike the continental United States.
  • Text: Gilman News Release on North Korea Report 03 November 1999 -- The comprehensive threat posed by North Korea to U.S. national security has increased since 1994, according to House International Relations Chairman Benjamin Gilman.
  • North Korea stockpiling chemical weapons, South reports By Jim Lea Pacific Stars & Stripes November 2, 1999 -- Pyongyang has produced and stored more than 5,000 tons of chemical agents. Additionally, North Korea has a "significant amount" of biological agents.
  • North Korea Stockpiling Chemical Weapons, South Reports By Jim Lea, Pacific Stars and Stripes November 2, 1999 -- Pyongyang has produced and stored more than 5,000 tons of chemical agents. Additionally, North Korea has a "significant amount" of biological agents.
  • JAPAN / NORTH KOREA Voice of America 02 November 1999 -- Japan is lifting a ban on charter flights to North Korea, in the first easing of sanctions imposed when Pyongyang launched a ballistic missile over Japanese territory last year.



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