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Report: U.S. eases demand on DPRK for disclosure of past nuclear weapons activities
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09:39, April 19, 2008

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The Bush administration appears to be preparing to back away from its demand that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fully disclose all of its past nuclear weapons activities, The New York Times reported Friday.

By doing so, the United States is attempting to preserve a nuclear agreement with the DPRK requiring it to disclose and dismantle the bulk of its nuclear weapons program, the report said.

As described by administration officials Thursday, the step would relax a demand for the DPRK to admit that it had supplied Syria with nuclear technology. Washington would also agree to postpone its demand that the DPRK provide an immediate and full account of its fledging uranium program.

The new stance is intended to help complete a denuclearization deal that would focus instead on the DPRK's more extensive plutonium program, which has been at the heart of its nuclear weapons development and was the source of raw material for the device it tested in October 2006, according to the report.

Under an agreement reached by the six-party talks in Beijing last February, the DPRK had agreed to abandon all nuclear weapons and programs and declare all its nuclear programs and facilities by the end of last year, in exchange for diplomatic and economic incentives.

However, the DPRK missed the deadline, although there was reported progress in its nuclear disablement and declaration.

The United States has previously urged the DPRK to fully declare its nuclear programs and activities.


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