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01 March 2004 - North Korea Special Weapons News

  • North Korea: Six-Way Talks Seen As Neither Success Nor Failure RFE/RL 01 Mar 2004 -- Neither a breakthrough nor a breakdown." That's how one analyst characterized the latest round of six-party talks aimed at ending North Korea's suspected nuclear-weapons program. The talks in Beijing ended on 28 February with conflicting reports from participants on how successful they were.
  • US Redeployment of Its Armed Forces under Fire KCNA 01 Mar 2004 -- The United States, while redeploying its forces overseas, is advertising the relocation of its troops in south Korea as "part of reforms" under way worldwide and claims this contributes to the "detente."
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Marked KCNA 01 Mar 2004 -- Rodong Sinmun today dedicates an article to the 11th anniversary of the publication of leader Kim Jong Il's work "Abuses of Socialism are Intolerable."
  • DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Six-way Talks KCNA 01 Mar 2004 -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK today gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards the six-way talks held in Beijing: The six-way talks on the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S. took place in Beijing from February 25 to 28.
  • DPRK to React to Japan with Toughest Countermeasure KCNA 01 Mar 2004 -- The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan reportedly approved a draft outline of the bill banning the call of specified foreign ships at Japanese ports and Abe, secretary general of the party, referring to it at a press interview, asserted that "this bill would be applicable to no other country but north Korea."
  • Sports Contests for Paektusan Cup Close KCNA 01 Mar 2004 -- The sports contests for Paektusan Cup, which opened on Feb. 10 on the occasion of the February holiday, the birthday of leader Kim Jong Il, closed.
  • DPRK FM Spokesman Refutes US Accusation over Its "Human Rights Issue" KCNA 01 Mar 2004 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry today gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards the US renewed accusation over its "human rights issue: The US Department of State in an "annual report on human rights" released on Feb. 25 again let loose unspeakable vituperation against the DPRK.
  • 2nd round six-party nuclear talks very successful: S. Korean top delegate PLA Daily 01 Mar 2004 -- South Korean Deputy Foreign MinisterLee Soo-hyuck, the chief delegate to the just-ended six-party talks on the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula, said Sunday the talks were "very successful."
  • US welcomes results of six-party talks PLA Daily 01 Mar 2004 -- The United States on Saturday welcomed the results of the second round of six-party talks on thenuclear issue of the Korean peninsula, saying that progress was made on a regularized process for the settlement of the issue.
  • 2nd round of Beijing talks "ease tension": Russian official PLA Daily 01 Mar 2004 -- A high-ranking Russian official said on Sunday that the second round of six-party talks held in Beijing on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear problem "have somewhat eased the tension."
  • DPRK raps US stand in six-party talks PLA Daily 01 Mar 2004 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday expressed disappointment over the United States' stand in the second round of six-party talks on the nuclear issue of the DPRK that ended in Beijing on Saturday.
  • Over 200 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage Committed in February KCNA 01 Mar 2004 -- The U.S. imperialist warmongers committed more than 200 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in February by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with different missions, according to a military source.




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