Monday, February 12, 2007

US Envoy: North Korea Agrees To Disarm

I have hopeful scepticism:

The U.S. envoy to talks on North Korea's nuclear program said Tuesday that negotiators reached a tentative agreement on initial steps for the communist nation's disarmament.

Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said the agreement outlined specific commitments for North Korea and would set up working groups to implement those goals to begin meeting in about a month. He declined to give other details.

"I'm encouraged by this that we were able to take a step forward on the denuclearization issue," Hill said.
I'm pretty sure they've agreed to disarm before (or at least not seek nuclear technology). You know, back when Clinton gave them all the resources they needed to develop nukes based on their word that they wouldn't.