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December 1999 - North Korea Special Weapons News

  • JAPAN - N. KOREA SPY Voice of America 30 December 1999 -- Authorities in Japan confirmed Thursday that a Japanese citizen accused of spying by North Korea is being detained in a hotel in Pyongyang.
  • NORTH KOREA / ESPIONAGE CHARGES Voice of America 29 December 1999 -- North Korea says it has detained a Japanese man on charges of espionage. Pyongyang accuses the man of gathering military and diplomatic secrets.
  • Weekly On North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service December 20 - December 26, 1999
  • Despite Appearances, N. Korea Still A Security Concern By Michael Baker Christian Science Monitor December 22, 1999 -- Military strategists say if North Korea were to attack, it would begin with a barrage of chemical-tipped artillery and missiles. Chemical weapons "are easy to acquire, deploy, and use," notes John Pike, a defense analyst at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington.
  • JAPAN-NORTH KOREA Voice of America 22 December 1999 -- Officials from Japan and North Korea have completed preparatory discussions in Beijing, for talks aimed at normalizing relations between the two Asian neighbors.
  • JAPAN / NORTH KOREA Voice of America 21 December 1999 -- Japanese and North Korean Red Cross delegations meeting in Beijing have reached a deal on humanitarian issues.
  • JAPAN-NORTH KOREA Voice of America 20 December 1999 -- Talks between Japan and North Korea on humanitarian and political issues are in danger of being postponed.
  • Weekly On North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service December 13 - December 19, 1999
  • KEDO SIGNS TURN-KEY CONTRACT FOR LIGHT-WATER REACTOR PROJECT IN NORTH KOREA December 15, 1999 -- The Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO) signed a Turn-key Contract (TKC) with the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) on December15 at KEPCO headquarters in Seoul.
  • Text: Foley Statement on KEDO Turnkey Contract USIA 15 December 1999 -- State Department said December 15 that it welcomes the signing of the "Turnkey Contract" between the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO) and the Korea Electric Power Company (KEPCO) to build two light-water nuclear reactors in North Korea.
  • NORTH KOREA / NUCEAR Voice of America 15 December 1999 -- Officials from the United States, Japan, South Korea and the European Union signed a landmark deal Wednesday in Seoul, to build two non-weapons nuclear reactors in North Korea.
  • JAPAN / NORTH KOREA Voice of America 14 December 1999 -- Japan said Tuesday it will lift the remaining sanctions against North Korea, imposed a year ago after Pyongyang test fired a ballistic missile over Japanese territory.
  • =NORTH KOREA FAMINE Voice of America 14 December 1999 -- The top United Nations official in North Korea says harvests in the famine-stricken country have improved but that it remains chronically short of food and dependent on international aid.
  • Weekly On North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service December 6 - December 12, 1999
  • U-S/NORTH KOREA Voice of America 07 December 1999 -- The United States and North Korea, once battlefield enemies and still ideological adversaries, are working toward normalizing relations.
  • KOREA-REFUGEES Voice of America 07 December 1999 -- North and South Korea have differing accounts of the situation on the North's border with China.
  • JAPAN - NORTH KOREA AID Voice of America 06 December 1999 -- News reports in Japan say the Japanese government is planning to lift sanctions it imposed on North Korea last year.
  • NORTH KOREA FAMINE Voice of America 06 December 1999 -- A United Nations official stationed in North Korea says the famine-stricken country is on the way to a fragile recovery but still needs international assistance.
  • Weekly On North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service November 29 - December 5, 1999
  • JAPAN - NORTH KOREA TALKS Voice of America 03 December 1999 -- North Korea's Central News Agency and Japanese media reports say the two nations have agreed to resume talks on establishing diplomatic relations.
  • JAPAN / N. KOREA Voice of America 01 December 1999 -- A delegation led by former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama left Wednesday for North Korea on a mission to try to improve relations between the two countries.



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