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Ambassador Vershbow: Six-Party Participants Growing Impatient

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From the Joongang Ilbo

[U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Alexander] Vershbow also said there is a “sense of impatience building up” among participants in the six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear program over the long delay by Pyongyang to fully declare its nuclear programs.


Vershbow cautioned that people “should not have any illusion” that the recent historic concert of the New York Philharmonic orchestra in Pyongyang could jump-start the stalled talks on North Korea. His comment echoed sentiment on Capitol Hill that downplayed the political significance of the event. “My view is that North Korea is calculating what should be its next move in the six-party talks,” he said. “It is clear that North Korea has to adjust to closer relations between Seoul and Washington.”


Written by nkmonitor

March 11, 2008 at 1:12 am

Posted in North-US Relations

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