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Einhorn Statement Nov. 3 on North Korea Missile Talks

Press Statement
issued by
Robert J. Einhorn, Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 3, 2000

Delegations of the United States and North Korea concluded three days
of missile talks today. The talks followed the discussions on missile
issues held between Secretary of State Albright and DPRK leader
Chairman Kim Jong-Il during the Secretary's visit to Pyongyang October
23-24. The discussions this week in Kuala Lumpur sought to further
clarify areas explored in Pyongyang. The talks were detailed,
constructive, and very substantive. They covered the full range of
missile issues under consideration by the two countries, including
North Korea's missile-related exports and its indigenous missile
programs. The delegations also explored in depth the idea of
exchanging launches of DPRK satellites for serious missile restraint
by the DPRK. The delegations further clarified their respective
positions on the full range of missile issues and continued to expand
areas of common ground, although significant issues remain to be
explored and resolved. The U.S. Delegation will now report to
authorities in Washington who will consider next steps.

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