Thursday, April 24, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
The top Asia hand at the US National Security Council, Dennis Wilder, said North Korea was not "off the hook" on fully declaring its atomic programs, but that proliferation issues would be "handled in a different manner".
The concession came as South Korean President Lee Myung-bak proposed the creation of the first liaison offices in the capitals of the two Koreas, which are technically in a state of war.
On the weapons front, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in an apparent concession to Pyongyang, indicated the entire overdue declaration might not be made public. She hinted US sanctions against North Korea could be removed even before the hardline communist state's nuclear programs or proliferations activities were verified independently.
North Korea has been pushing the US to remove it from the black list of state sponsors of terrorism. Dr Rice said the document incorporating North Korea's proliferation activities could be kept private, allowing Pyongyang to save face.
Washington is eager to see the denuclearisation drive completed before President George W. Bush leaves office in January next year. The North tested a nuclear bomb in October 2006.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
The Democratic Republic of North Korea is still recovering from a famine in the 1990s that is believed to have killed about a million people and left many children permanently stunted, according to the New York-based Human Rights Watch.
Nearly 40 percent of
The price of rice and other staple foods has doubled over the past year.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Norbert Vollertsen tells us that LFNKR has received a report from staff in
LFNKR suggests that you send a letter of protest to the Chinese government. (To find the PRC embassy in your country.)
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
As soon as the riots erupted in
John McCain was quick to say in
The western focus now is to push the Chinese government to make one wrong move so that Washington and other ‘allied’ governments could drag
[Excerpt of an article by Ahmed Quraish, Global Politician]