In 2008, North Korea agreed to give up its atomic program in exchange for aid. And Monday, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino praised
However, when pressed by a reporter whether President Bush still believed that they were part of the "axis of evil," Perino said
"I think that until they give up their nuclear weapons programs completely and verifiably, I think that we would keep them in the same category," she said.
On that note, Condoleezza Rice told is heading off for her first informal meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Ui-chun.