Russia insists on the full implementation of the 1994 framework agreement between the US and North Korea. As the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry reported, Deputy Foreign Minister and Political Director in G8 Georgy Mamedov said so at a meeting with the North Korean ambassador. During the meeting the officials considered a number of up-to-date aspects of bilateral cooperation in the international field as well as the situation on the Korean peninsula.
As it was reported earlier, the source of the crisis between the US and North Korea was a statement made at a meeting of North Korean representatives with the US delegation, according to which Pyongyang was not committed any longer to the 1994 agreement. According to the agreement, North Korea should have ceased working on its nuclear program. North Korea had not only to stop developing its nuclear weapons, but also allow international inspectors to examine the country and make sure it had no materials or technologies that could be used for creating nuclear arsenal. In exchange, the US promised North Korea to provide food and technical aid , in particular, the aid in constructing nuclear power plants.