1992 North Korea Special Weapons
Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Missile
- NUCLEAR ISSUE IS KEY TO US-KOREAS RELATIONS By Edie Smith VOA 12/21/92 -- A study group sponsored by the Asia Society has made a series of recommendations for future relations between the United States and North and South Korea. The group sees new opportunities to defuse tensions and improve stability on the Korean Peninsula.
- DPRK NUCLEAR WEAPON CAPABILITY REMAINS TOP U.S., ROK CONCERN By Jane A. Morse USIA 10/08/92 -- North Korea's aggressive pursuit of a nuclear weapons development capability remains a priority concern of South Korea and the United States, according to Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney.
- NUCLEAR ISSUE SEEN AS TRUMP CARD TO KOREAN STABILITY By Jim Shevis USIA 07/30/92 -- A panel of experts on Korea and the U.S.-Korean relationship agreed July 30 that the nuclear issue is the most important element in the peninsula's political mix today.
- LILLEY SEES NEED FOR VIGILANCE AGAINST MILITARY ADVENTURISM By Jane A. Morse USIA 06/26/92 -- James R. Lilley, assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, said that "Kim Il Sung knows he has a fragile society which needs tight control, lest that system disintegrate and the North gets absorbed by the South." Kim's recent overtures at accommodation may be a desperate attempt to gain Western assistance and recognition while gaining time to secure a nuclear weapons program, Lilley suggested.
- JOINT STATEMENT ON KOREAN NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION (text of the U.S.-Russian Joint Statement on Korean Nuclear Non-proliferation issued June 17) Russia and the United State applaud the North-South Joint Declaration on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula of December 31, 1991, and call for the full implementation of this agreement.
- NORTH KOREA'S "SMILE DIPLOMACY" SELF-SERVING, SCHOLAR SAYS By Jane A. Morse USIA 05/19/92 -- Self-preservation, not Korean reunification, is most probably behind North Korea's new "smile diplomacy," according to Rinn Sup Shinn, foreign affairs analyst for the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division at the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. Shinn is considered to be among the foremost experts on North Korea in the United States.
- CHENEY: U.S. SEES NORTH KOREA AS THREAT FOR MANY REASONS 05/04/92 (Excerpts: Cheney on Australian news program) -- The United States considers North Korea a threat to the security of the Asia-Pacific region because of the instability of its regime, because of the enormous investment it has made in military hardware, because its forces are forward-deployed, and because it is trying to develop nuclear weapons, according to Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney.
- NORTH KOREA SEEN AS BALKING AT NUCLEAR INSPECTIONS By Jane A. Morse USIA 04/02/92 -- North and South Korea have yet to come to an agreement to codify an inspection regime under their six-point "Joint Declaration on Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," according to General Robert W. Riscassi, commander in chief of the Combined Forces Command in the Republic of Korea (ROK).
- NUCLEAR ISSUE KEEPS NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA APART By Jim Shevis USIA 03/12/92 -- North Korea seems ready to seek an accommodation with South Korea, but the nuclear issue stands in the way, State Department analyst John Merrill says.
- U.S. EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT NORTH KOREAN SHIP Dian McDonald, USIA White House Correspondent (03/08/92) President Bush's national security affairs adviser, General Brent Scowcroft, expressed concern March 7 about a North Korean
cargo ship reportedly carrying long-range Scud missiles believed to be
destined for Iran and Syria.
- RISCASSI: NORTH KOREA COULD HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPON BY 1994 By Jane A. Morse, USIA Staff Writer (03/05/92) U.S. intelligence indicates that North Korea could amass enough materials by this summer to complete a single nuclear weapons system by 1994, according to General Robert W. Riscassi, commander-in-chief of the
Combined Forces Command in the Republic of Korea.
- JOINT DECLARATION ON THE DENUCLEARIZATION OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA Entry into force on February 19, 1992 -- South and North Korea shall not test, manufacture, produce, receive, possess, store, deploy or use nuclear weapons.
- SOLARZ PESSIMISTIC ABOUT NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR INTENTIONS By Jane A. Morse USIA 02/05/92 -- Two and a half hours worth of talks with North Korea's "Great Leader" left U.S. Representative Stephen Solarz (Democrat of New York) pessimistic regarding North Korea's intentions of complying with the International Atomic Energy Agency's safeguards (IAEA).
- U.S. CALLS MEETING WITH DPRK REPS "USEFUL AND CONSTRUCTIVE" 01/23/92 (Text: Statement on U.S.-DPRK meeting) -- The January 22 meeting between U.S. and North Korean officials was a "useful and constructive step," according to the State Department. A statement released following the meeting stressed, however, that progress toward more normal relations between the two countries would depend on how Pyongyang resolved the nuclear issue and the North-South dialogue.
- BUSH: NORTH KOREA MUST COMPLY WITH NUCLEAR PACT By Alexander M. Sullivan USIA 06 January 1992 -- -- President Bush called on North Korea January 6 to comply fully with all aspects of its nuclear agreement with South Korea. Addressing South Korea's National Assembly, Bush said, "North Korea must implement in full all (international) safeguards for its nuclear facilities without exception, and without delay." The safeguard inspections are conducted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
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