North Korea Agrees to Shut Down Main Reactor
Feb-13-07 07:58 am
The AP is reporting this morning:
North Korea agreed Tuesday after arduous talks to shut down its main nuclear reactor and eventually dismantle its atomic weapons program, just four months after the communist state shocked the world by testing a nuclear bomb.
This is good news! But a couple of comments:
First, I have no faith that North Korea will keep this deal. I could easily see the government renouncing it at some future point-- or covertly developing nuclear systems. The United States and its allies will need to be vigilant.
Second, it reminds me a bit of the 1994 Agreed Framework that Ambassador Robert Gallucci negotiated-- and the current Administration failed to honor.
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