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JohnKSa
October 22, 2004, 11:19 PM
Special to World Tribune.com

EAST-ASIA-INTEL.COM

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

North Korea has put off further negotiations on its nuclear program with five other nations until after the Nov. 2 U.S. presidential elections, intelligence officials say.

The North Koreans believe they will have an easier time negotiating with a new administration headed by Sen. John F. Kerry, who has said publicly he would begin direct U.S.-North Korea talks if elected president. The Bush administration has rejected bilateral talks with Pyongyang, based on North Korea's violation of the 1994 Agreed Framework, which was a product of similar one-on-one talks. (Bush is holding out for six party talks since NK violated their agreements made in previous one-on-one talk. JohnKSa)

The possibility of holding another round of the six-party talks this month had been discussed at the urging of U.S., Chinese and South Korean officials.

Secretary of State Colin Powell is traveling to Asia this week where he will tell China to use its influence on North Korea to prevent Pyongyang from conducting any provocative actions prior to the Nov. 2 elections. There are concerns that North Korean may conduct a missile flight test or some type of military activity to try to affect the outcome of the elections.

However, North Korea's communist government rejected any further talks with the Bush administration, asserting that the administration has adopted "hostile" policy positions toward North Korea.

Intelligence officials were worried recently that North Korea was preparing to conduct a missile flight test in violation of its self-imposed testing moratorium.

However, the preparations appeared to be part of a North Korean effort to test U.S. sensors.

Two U.S. Aegis-equipped destroyers have begun patrolling waters near North Korea as part of a new missile defense system being developed by the United States.

More on the topic:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6308454/
... The negotiating process was set back recently when North Korea refused to attend a new round of six-party discussions after initially agreeing to do so.
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There has been widespread speculation that North Korea wants to hold off on resuming discussions until after the U.S. election in hopes that President Bush will be defeated. ...
So, who buys from North Korea?
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2002/05/23/national1852EDT0830.DTL
http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/iran/missile/index.html

The North Koreans are praying that Kerry gets elected so they can go back to selling missiles and working on their nuclear program.

Gee, I wonder if the North Koreans would be willing to sell nuclear technology too--when they get it working?

Any guesses?

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Standing Wolf
October 23, 2004, 12:14 AM
Wow. That Kerry creature picks up another international endorsement. Gee, whiz.

jefnvk
October 23, 2004, 12:22 AM
Let me get this straight. Bush wants to bring in other countries to deal with NK. Kerry wants to go at alone. Does that relate to anything we've heard before?

Justin
October 23, 2004, 07:20 AM
The North Koreans believe they will have an easier time negotiating with a new administration headed by Sen. John F. Kerry, who has said publicly he would begin direct U.S.-North Korea talks if elected president. You know, I don't understand why US politicians go to such great lengths to appear to want to open a dialogue with North Korea and Kim Jong Il.

Not only is Kim Jong Il a crafty and conniving weasel, but he's also power-drunk on top of being flat out bat-guano insane.

About ten seconds worth of Googling will show that Kim Jong Il is about as rational as your standard James Bond villian.

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