Morning Brief: A diplomatic triumph on North Korea
Top Story KCNA/AFP/Getty Images North Korea has reportedly submitted its enhanced nuclear declaration to China. “Diplomacy is working,” Condi Rice writes in today’s Wall Street Journal. The U.S. State Department will likely now remove North Korea from its list of state sponsors or terrorism. “We welcome today’s development as one step in the multi-step process ...
North Korea has reportedly submitted its enhanced nuclear declaration to China. “Diplomacy is working,” Condi Rice writes in today’s Wall Street Journal. The U.S. State Department will likely now remove North Korea from its list of state sponsors or terrorism. “We welcome today’s development as one step in the multi-step process laid out by the six-party talks,” President Bush said. He also sent a message to the North Korean people.
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