North Korean officials hinted they may accept multilateral negotiations to cool their dispute with the U.S. over its suspected nuclear weapons program, a move that could signal a change in the North's insistence on direct talks with Washington.
North Korea said Saturday that it would reject any ruling by the U.N. Security Council regarding Pyongyang's nuclear development.
North Korea warned on Tuesday that a clash with the U.S. would be unavoidable unless the Bush administration agrees to hold direct talks to settle disputes over Pyongyang's nuclear program.
North Korea re-started a disputed reactor at its main nuclear research facility hours after the inauguration of South Korea's new president, which was attended by U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, the State Department confirmed Thursday.
The United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency declared North Korea in breach of international nuclear safeguards on Wednesday and referred the issue to the United Nations Security Council.
White House officials said Thursday that the United States has "robust plans for any contingencies" to deal with the standoff with North Korea, including military action.
The United Nation's nuclear watchdog agency on Friday scheduled an emergency board meeting for Feb. 3 to discuss North Korea's nuclear ambitions, possibly setting the stage for moving the issue to the U.N. Security Council.
North Korea's Foreign Ministry called a U.S. offer to talk about possible aid in exchange for an end to Pyongyang's nuclear program "a painted cake pie in the sky."…
North Korea announced Friday it would withdraw from a treaty aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons, sparking alarm and condemnation from leaders around the world.
A United Nations nuclear monitoring agency on Monday decided not to report North Korea's attempts to restart its nuclear program to the Security Council.
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