Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Inspections for Food...

...followed soon enough by disarmament in exchange for financial stability? This is a positive sign for the U.S. and very negative for China. I am surprised similar aid was not immediately matched and exceeded by Beijing. Of course, that may still happen, but it is quite curious given the obvious risk (to China) of re-unification with the south.

Under an agreement reached in direct talks in Beijing last week, North Korea has agreed to allow the return of nuclear inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency, and has agreed to implement a moratorium on long-range missile tests, nuclear tests, and nuclear activities at Yongbyon, including uranium enrichment activities, the State Department said. In return, the United States will provide North Korea with a large food aid package.

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