Source Pravda.Ru

North Korea proposed five-step plan to disarm at latest arms talks

North Korea proposed a five-step plan to abandon its nuclear weapons programs at the latest round of disarmament talks that ended inconclusively last week, a South Korean Cabinet official responsible for ties with the communist nation said Monday.

Under the plan, North Korea said it would first halt plans for any nuclear tests, and agree not to transfer any nuclear technology or materials to other nations, Unification Minister Chung Dong-young told journalists in Seoul.

The North would agree to not produce more weapons, then suspend and later dismantle its nuclear program, subject to verification, Chung said.

Finally, the North would rejoin the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and safeguards under the International Atomic Energy Agency, Chung said.

Chung praised the last round of disarmament talks in Beijing as "meaningful in that North Korea presented its roadmap on nuclear dismantlement."

"Some people have raised fundamental questions if North Korea is willing to give up its nuclear program," he said. "But in this round of talks, we have confirmed there is no disagreement among the six parties that the Korean Peninsula should be free of nuclear weapons, and North Korea also confirmed this."

Despite the proposal, North Korea has stuck by its insistence in the talks that it won't make any move until Washington first offers concessions to the North for giving up its nuclear weapons.

"As we have to follow the `action for action' principle, we will act if action is made," the North's envoy to the six-nation disarmament talks, Vice Foreign Minister Kim Gye Gwan, told The Associated Press on Saturday before leaving Beijing. "We will never move first.", AP reported. V.A.

On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?

Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
Comments
Turkish President Erdogan issues ultimatum to Washington and Brussels
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Putin: Russian servicemen return home from Syria as victors
Putin: Russian servicemen return home from Syria as victors
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Turkish President Erdogan issues ultimatum to Washington and Brussels
Ugly Christmas tree in Kiev's center shocks Ukrainians
Pentagon can not accept Russia's victory over terrorists in Syria
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Russian general says allegations of his involvement in MH17 crash are stupid
Viktor Yanukovych speaks about Maidan snipers and Donbas civil war
Viktor Yanukovych speaks about Maidan snipers and Donbas civil war
Mikhail Saakashvili's bumpy ride in politics: From chewing his tie to climbing on rooftop
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action
Russian general says allegations of his involvement in MH17 crash are stupid
Russian general says allegations of his involvement in MH17 crash are stupid
Pentagon can not accept Russia's victory over terrorists in Syria
Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action