Wednesday, February 29, 2012

North Korean Breakthrough

Well, this looks like a bit of good news.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States says North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment and agree to a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland also said Wednesday the North has agreed to alllow International Atomic Energy Inspectors to verify and monitor the moratorium on uranium enrichment and confirm disablement of its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon.

Her statement says the U.S. will meet with North Korea to finalize details for a proposed package of 240,000 metric tons of food aid.
It's been just the last couple of weeks that the US has been meeting bilaterally with North Korea, without a lot of media fuss.

And perhaps this can be a model for working with Iran. Quite a bit different from bombing them.


Peter said...

When Clinton announced the easing of restrictions on Myanmar I couldn't help but think that it was also a message to DPRK: Now is a good time to start talking again, seriously.

Cheryl Rofer said...

Excellent point.