Report: N Korea in uranium deal

Japanese newspaper reports Russia has held secret talks with Pyonyang over enrichment.

    Kim Jong-il has boycotted talks over his country's nuclear weapons programme for over a year

    North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test on October 16 this year, after which the UN passed a resolution barring trade in dangerous weapons with Pyongyang.
     
    Russia would need to guarantee any uranium it imported from North Korea would be used for peaceful purposes.
     
    North Korea has boycotted talks on its nuclear weapons programme for more than a year.
     
    Mohamed El Baradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has said that North Korea would need "incentives" in order to return to the negotiations "and to show the necessary flexibility".
     
    El Baradei's comments came after Kim Kye-Gwan, the North Korean vice-foreign minister, said Pyongyang would not unilaterally abandon its nuclear weapons programme.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.