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Encyclopedia > Six party talks

Six-party talks is the name given to meetings of the People's Republic of China, North Korea, South Korea, Russia, Japan and the United States, held in order to find a resolution of the crisis over the North Korean nuclear weapons program. The first round was held in August 2003, the second round in February 2004, the third round in June 2004, the fourth round in July 2005, and the fifth round in September 2005. North Korea claims to possess nuclear weapons, and is widely believed to have a substantial arsenal of chemical weapons, deliverable by artillery against South Korea. ... Note: as an adjective (stressed on the second syllable instead of the first), august means honorable. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with 30 days. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On September 19, 2005, negotiators from all six sides announced that they had finally reached a preliminary agreement. Highlights of the agreement include: North Korea agreeing to abandon all nuclear weapons and nuclear programs, the United States and South Korea declaring they have no nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula, that the United States has no intention of attacking and/or invading North Korea, that Japan and the United States will work to normalize ties with North Korea. September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... North Korea claims to possess nuclear weapons, and is widely believed to have a substantial arsenal of chemical weapons, deliverable by artillery against South Korea. ... The Korean Peninsula is a peninsula in East Asia. ...


The difficult issue of the supply of light water reactors to replace North Korea's indigeonous nuclear power program, as per the 1994 Agreed Framework, was left to be resolved in future discussions "at an appropriate time". To break an impasse it was agreed that each country would issue separate more specific statements describing their understanding of the preliminary accord [1]. Less than 24 hours later North Korea stated that until it is supplied with a light water reactor it will not dismantle its nuclear arsenal or rejoin the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. This was met with sharp criticism from Japan and the United States. A light water reactor or LWR is a thermal nuclear reactor that uses ordinary water (as opposed to heavy water) as its neutron moderator. ... North Korea has several nuclear facilities with the potential to produce nuclear fuel for weapons. ... The Agreed Framework was signed on October 21, 1994 between North Korea and the United States. ... Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Opened for signature July 1, 1968 at New York Entered into force March 5, 1970 Conditions for entry into force Ratification by the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, the United States, and 40 other signatory states. ...


More talks between the six nations are scheduled for November 2006. For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

// Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula North Korea joined the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a non-nuclear weapons state in 1985, and North and South Korean talks begun in 1990 resulted in a 1992 Denuclearization Statement. ... The Agreed Framework was signed on October 21, 1994 between North Korea and the United States. ... North Korea has several nuclear facilities with the potential to produce nuclear fuel for weapons. ... This is a list of Wikipedia articles on Korea-related people, places, things, and concepts. ...

External links

  • North Korea Says It Will Abandon Nuclear Efforts, New York Times, September 19, 2005
  • U.S.-Korean Deal on Arms Leaves Key Points Open, New York Times, September 20, 2005
  • Nuke talks reach agreements, Korea.Net, September 19, 2005

 
 

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