1997 North Korea Special Weapons
Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Missile
- SOUTH KOREA - NORTH KOREA VOA 23 December 1997 - PRESIDENT OF SOUTH KOREA KIM DAE-JUNG SAID HE FAVORS A SUMMIT WITH NORTH KOREA.
- KOREA TALKS / NEXT STEP VOA 11 December 1997 -
PARTICIPANTS AGREED TO CONTINUE THEIR DISCUSSIONS IN MARCH, BUT DID NOT MAKE PROGRESS ON
SUBSTANTIAL ISSUES DIVIDING THE TWO KOREAS.
- KOREA TALKS / SECOND DAY VOA 10 December 1997 - NEGOTIATORS ARE HOLDING A SECOND AND FINAL DAY OF KOREAN PEACE TALKS IN GENEVA.
- TRANSCRIPT: ROTH STATEMENT, BRIEFING ON KOREA FOUR-PARTY TALKS US Information Agency 10 December 1997 (Negotiating process successfully inaugurated)
- FIRST ROUND OF KOREAN PEACE TALKS CONCLUDES IN GENEVA By Wendy Lubetkin US Information Agency 10 December 1997 (Next round will begin March 16, 1998)
- HISTORIC FOUR-PARTY TALKS ON KOREAN PENINSULA OPEN IN GENEVA By Wendy Lubetkin US Information Agency 09 December 1997 (Process seeks end to "no war-no peace" state in Korea)
- [EXCERPT] DoD News Briefing Tuesday, December 9, 1997 -- The development of the North Korean No Dang missile has been completed.
- KOREA TALKS / FIRST DAY VOA 09 December 1997 - A FIRST DAY OF KOREA PEACE TALKS TOOK PLACE TODAY IN GENEVA.
- KOREA TALKS / NEW PHASE VOA 09 December 1997 - THE TALKS MARK A NEW POST-COLD-WAR PHASE IN THE SITUATION ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA.
- KOREA TALKS Q&A / OBJECTIVES VOA 05 December 1997 - THE TALKS ARE CONSIDERED THE MOST IMPORTANT SINCE AN ARMISTICE WAS AGREED TO IN THE MID-1950'S.
- KOREA TALKS Q&A / SECURITY ISSUES VOA 05 December 1997 - NEGOTIATORS WILL TRY TO REDUCE TENSION IN WHAT IS ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY MILITARIZED REGIONS OF THE WORLD.
- NORTH KOREA / FOOD VOA 04 December 1997 -
DESPITE INTERNATIONAL FOOD AID AND ITS OWN EFFORTS TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION -- NORTH KOREA FACES SEVERE MALNUTRITION OVER THE LONG-TERM.
- TEXT: STATE DEPT. 11/26 RELEASE ON U.S.-DPRK BILATERAL MEETING US Information Agency 28 November 1997
- TEXT: CLINTON STATEMENT ON FOUR-PARTY TALKS ON KOREAN PENINSULA USIA 21 November 1997
- TRANSCRIPT: 11/21 BACKGROUND BRIEFING ON FOUR-PARTY PREP. TALKS US Information Agency 28 November 1997 (Plenary talks on Korean Peninsula to begin December 9)
- KOREA TALKS AGREEMENT / UPDATE VOA 21 November 1997 - NORTH KOREA HAS AGREED TO HOLD TALKS NEXT MONTH WITH SOUTH KOREA, THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA ON ESTABLISHING A PEACE TREATY.
- NORTH KOREA / HUNGER VOA 11 November 1997 -
A GROUP OF AMERICAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS JUST RETURNED FROM NORTH KOREA SAYS MORE HUMANITARIAN AID IS NEEDED.
- Defectors Give Details Of North Korean Missile Programmes CDISS News and Views - November 1997
- U-S-KOREA VOA 14 October 1997 - THE UNITED STATES EXPECTS TO RESPOND TO A NEW APPEAL FOR FOOD AID TO NORTH KOREA.
- New Leader of Juche Era, The People's Korea, 11 October 1997 -- The inauguration of Marshal Kim Jong Il as General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea significantly testifies that the DPRK regime remains as firm as a rock and will continue to prosper, contrary to the wishful speculation of south Korean authorities and some Western rightists.
- N. KOREA / KIM PROSPECTS VOA 09 October 1997 - NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG-IL'S NEW ROLE AS THE GENERAL-SECRETARY OF THE
WORKERS PARTY MAY MAKE THE POSSIBILITY OF REFORM EVEN MORE REMOTE.
- N. KOREA / KIM ANNOUNCEMENT VOA 08 October 1997 - NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG IL HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY NAMED THE HEAD OF HIS NATION'S COMMUNIST PARTY.
- NORTH KOREA / FOOD & POLITICS VOA 06 October 1997 - WHENEVER THE PROBLEM OF NORTH KOREA'S FOOD SHORTAGE IS EXAMINED, THE ISSUE OF DISTRIBUTION COMES UP.
- NORTH KOREA SITUATION VOA 06 October 1997 - NORTH KOREA IS PREPARING TO ANOINT ITS DE FACTO LEADER, KIM JONG-IL, AS HEAD OF THE RULING WORKERS' PARTY.
- KOREAN PENINSULA PEACE VOA 02 October 1997 - DESPITE EFFORTS FOR NORTH-SOUTH RECONCILIATION TENSIONS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA REMAIN HIGH.
- KOREA TALKS STALEMATE VOA 01 October
1997 - THE APPARENT COLLAPSE OF THE PRELIMINARY ROUND WAS TO BE EXPECTED AND MAY HAVE BEEN A POSITIVE STEP FOR ALL CONCERNED.
- NOKOR/U-S/JAPAN VOA 27 September 1997 -
NORTH KOREA ATTACKED UPDATED U-S/JAPANESE DEFENSE COOPERATION GUIDELINES AS A SCENARIO FOR AGGRESSIVE WAR.
- EU JOINS KOREAN PENINSULA ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION USIA 19 September 1997
- ATWOOD'S REMARKS TO KOREA SOCIETY FORUM ON NORTH KOREA USIA 18 September 1997
- [EXCERPT] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing 17 September 1997 - NORTH KOREA Readout on the US-DPRK Bilateral Meeting
- NORTH KOREAN DEFECTORS: NEW ROUND OF 'ISOLATION' FOR PYONGYANG? September 3, 1997 -- Analysts overseas worried that U.S.-North Korean relations would be "complicated"--if not "deadlocked"--by the recent high-profile defection to the U.S. of Mr. Jang Sung-gil, North Korea's ambassador to Cairo, and that of his brother, Mr. Jang Sung-ho, who was serving as commercial counselor at the North Korean Embassy in Paris. The defections, which occurred on the eve of "sensitive" missile proliferation talks in New York between the U.S. and North Korea--talks which Pyongyang withdrew from, citing the U.S.' granting of "asylum" to the defectors as a "grave insult" to North Korea--prompted editors to wonder whether the four-party talks scheduled for mid-September would go forward as planned.
- [EXTRACT] State Department Daily Briefing - 28 August 1997 - NORTH KOREA Suspension of US-DPRK Missile Talks/Implication for Nonproliferation Efforts
3 Prospect of Rescheduling Missile Talks Impact of Suspension on Four-Party Talks Clarification of Status of North Korean Defectors Next Steps in Process Reaction of North Korea to Defection of Officials and to US Response Impact of Suspension of Talks on Food Aid Shipments Secretary's Role in Decision to Admit North Korean Defectors to U.S
- KOREAN FOUR-PARTY TALKS: 'NOT ALL BAD'
August 13, 1997 -- In their comments on three days of peace talks among the U.S., China and South and North Korea that broke off late last week in New York City, analysts did not discern any major breakthroughs but neither did they jump to dismiss the effort as futile. Conceding that the talks ended without a final agreement, Seoul's independent Dong-A Ilbo pointed out: "The general mood is not all bad.... The session was more successful than expected."
- State Department Daily Briefing - 26 August 1997 - NORTH KOREA Defection of Senior North Korean Official/Request for Political Asylum
in the U.S.
- KOREA'S NEWS:FAMINE WORSENS BUT PEACE TALKS BEGIN
VOA - 11 August 1997
- Hwang Jang-yop Holds Press Conference To Explain Why He Defected from North Korea July 21, 1997 -- Hwang Jang-yop, 74, former secretary of the North Korean Workers Party, and his aide, Kim Dok-hong,
58, president of Yogwang General Trading Company, came to the Consular Section of the Republic of Korea Embassy in Beijing on February 12, 1997, and requested political asylum. They arrived in Seoul on April 20 after staying in the ROK Consulate in Beijing for 34 days and in the Philippines for 33 days. Since the first phase of the investigation by the ROK Government authorities,
including the Agency for National Security Planning, has been completed, they held a press conference on July 10 to explain why they defected and express their opinions on inter-Korean relations.
- Hwang Jang-yop Speaks
- More On North Korea's WMD Capability
CDISS News and Views - June 1997
- U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING NORTH KOREA Update on Four Party, Missile, MIA Talks. Briefer: Nicholas Burns TUESDAY, MAY 13, 1997
- NORTH KOREAN ARMY / FOOD A PUBLISHED REPORT FROM HONG KONG TODAY (SUNDAY) SAYS WIDESPREAD HUNGER IN NORTH KOREA HAS LEFT MANY OF THE NATION'S SOLDIERS STARVING AND LOOTING HOMES FOR FOOD. Voice of America 5/11/97
- [EXCERPT] DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY BRIEFING NORTH KOREA Defector's Comments/US Access to Defector Briefer: Nicholas Burns Friday, May 9, 1997
- N. KOREA / NUCLEAR THE HEAD OF SOUTH KOREAN INTELLIGENCE
AGENCY HAS TOLD A NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE THAT HE IS CONVINCED NORTH KOREA HAS NUCLEAR WEAPONS. HWANG CHANG YOP, THE ADVISER TO NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG IL WHO DEFECTED IN FEBRUARY, HAS REPORTEDLY TOLD SOUTH KOREAN INTERROGATORS THAT NORTH KOREA HAS HAD FIVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN ITS ARSENAL SINCE 1994. Voice of America 5/9/97
- NEWS AND VIEWS Summaries of and links to online news reports and commentaries, including: N. Korea's Kim had war plan to take South in days, May 9, 1997
- [EXCERPT] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing
NORTH KOREA: U.S. Food Assistance --Not Tied to Four-Party Peace Talks, Arrival of First Food Shipment, Missile Proliferation Talks-U.S. Proposal for Alternative Dates, Cooperation on MIAs/The Agreed Framework. Briefer: Nicholas Burns Thursday, May 8, 1997
- NORTH KOREAN, IRANIAN, AND WORLDWIDE MISSILE THREATS House National Security - Military R&D May 7, 1997
- [EXCERPTS] DoD News Briefing Mr. Kenneth H. Bacon, ASD(PA) Tuesday, May 6, 1997 - Q: Could you address especially those soldiers and what the United States or what the international community should do with the army of North Korea problem?
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing Briefer: John Dinger NORTH KOREA/MISSILE TALKS Tuesday, May 6, 1997.
- NEWS AND VIEWS Summaries of and links to online news reports and commentaries, including: A WAR SCENARIO Korean Cataclysm, May 5, 1997
- KOREA FOOD TALKS RED CROSS FOOD TALKS BROKE DOWN IN BEIJING OVER THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF AID FOR NORTH KOREA. Voice of America 5/5/97
- [EXCERPTS] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing Friday, May 2, 1997 Briefer: John Dinger. NORTH KOREA: North Korea's Food Storage/Assistance, Kartman Travel to Tokyo for Trilateral Talks re North Korea, Status of the Four Party Talks / US-North Korea Missile Talks
- NORTH KOREA/ EVOLUTION OR COLLAPSE? ANOTHER SCENARIO DISCUSSED AT THE ASIA SOCIETY WAS THE POSSIBILITY THAT DETERIORATING ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CONDITIONS IN NORTH KOREA COULD PROMPT THAT COUNTRY TO ATTACK SOUTH KOREA IN A LAST, DESPERATE GRASP FOR SURVIVAL. Voice of America 5/1/97
- North Korea May Have Deployed Nodong
CDISS News and Views - April 1997
- [EXCERPTS] DoD News Briefing Mr. Kenneth H. Bacon, ASD(PA) Tuesday, April 29, 1997 - 3 p.m Q: About the famine in North Korea, there are reports that the
situation is worsening. I was wondering if you could tell me the Pentagon's assessment on how much of a threat this causes to the peninsula and overall security along the peninsula.
- [EXCERPTS] U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY BRIEFING NORTH KOREA -- Burns said the United States will look "very, very seriously" at any request to donor countries by the World Food Program for additional contributions of food aid for North Korea. Burns also said that the United States will raise the issue of alleged North Korean deployment of Rodong missiles, capable of reaching Japan as well as South Korea, during the May 12-13 meeting between U.S. and North Korean officials. BRIEFER: NICHOLAS BURNS MONDAY, APRIL 28, 1997
- KOREAS/ UNIFICATION A FORMER SOUTH KOREAN PRIME MINISTER, SPEAKING IN NEW YORK TODAY (MONDAY), SAYS SOUTH KOREANS SHOULD PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR THE COLLAPSE OF THE NORTH KOREAN STATE AND THE
POSSIBILITY OF EARLY UNIFICATION. Voice of America 4/28/97
- [EXCERPTS] WHITE HOUSE DAILY BRIEFING April 24, 1997 PRESS BRIEFING BY MIKE MCCURRY The Japanese government in the past, as has the American
government, has responded to requests from the World Food Program for a donation of food.
- KOREA TALKS (L-ONLY) NORTH KOREAN DIPLOMAT SAYS HIS COUNTRY WANTS TO EXPAND THE SCOPE OF PEACE TALKS TO INCLUDE CHINA, BUT THAT THREE-WAY TALKS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES, SOUTH AND NORTH KOREA SHOULD CONTINUE FOR NOW. Voice of America 4/24/97
- NORTH KOREA: 'HOW HUNGRY IS IT FOR PEACE?' Foreign Media Reaction Daily Digest - 23 April 1997 U.S. Information Agency Office of Public Liaison
- NEWS AND VIEWS Summaries of and links to online news reports and commentaries, North Will Nuke Japan and S Korea, North Korea is capable of turning South Korea into ashes, Second follow-up meeting in New York aborted, Nuclear war report rattles S. Korea as talks crumble, N. Korea says it won't be shaken by defector, and North Korea says defector is 'deranged'. April 23, 1997
- [EXCERPT] REPORT ON STATE DEPT. BRIEFING, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23
There was no regular briefing, but State Department Spokesman Nicholas Burns did speak on-the-record with reporters. Only a summary is available of this briefing, which included North Korea.
- [EXCERPT] DoD News Briefing Mr. Kenneth H. Bacon, ASD (PA) Tuesday, April 22, 1997 - 2 p.m. "We do not see today nor have we seen recently any signs of
increased military preparedness on the part of North Korea. Indeed, one of the... Although this is a very powerful, threatening, and certainly serious military force arrayed against the Republic of Korea and against our own forces, the general level of exercise and training has fallen off somewhat in the last several years from what it had been in the past, and we attribute this, in part, to the impact of their economic problems."
- [EXCERPT] DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BRIEFER: NICHOLAS BURNS TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 1997 NORTH KOREA -- Although North Korean and U.S. officials had "useful talks" in New York City over the past week, the North Koreans have yet to respond to a U.S. and South Korean proposal for talks aimed at a peace agreement for the Korean peninsula. Differences remain, Burns reported, and apparently will not be resolved quickly. U.S. and South Korean officials at a working level, however, remain in New York to continue exploring ways to bridge the differences. Missile nonproliferation talks are set to begin May 12-13.
- KOREA TALKS/ FOOD AID TALKS IN NEW YORK BETWEEN NORTH KOREA, SOUTH KOREA AND THE UNITED STATES ARE FACING FURTHER DELAYS, CAUSED BY NORTH KOREA'S EFFORTS
TO LINK POLITICAL ISSUES WITH ITS REQUESTS FOR EMERGENCY FOOD AID. Voice of America 4/21/97
- [EXCERPTS] DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BRIEFER: NICHOLAS BURNS MONDAY, APRIL 21, 1997 Albright met on April 21 with USIA Director Joseph Duffey, ACDA Director John Holum, and acting USAID Administrator Joseph Buckley to discuss the reorganization of foreign affairs agencies. Burns was asked to respond to warnings of a high-level North Korean defector who has told the media that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is ready to go to war with the Republic of Korea.
- [EXCERPTS] DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING Friday, April 18, 1997 Briefer: Nicholas Burns NORTH KOREA: Meetings in New York Today, Status of US/International Food Assistance to North Korea, Prospects for Four-Party Talks.
- [EXCERPTS] DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING Briefer: Nicholas Burns Thursday, April 17, 1997 -- There was "encouraging progress" during the April 16 talks in New York City among officials of North and South Korea and the United States regarding the possibility of peace talks for the Korean peninsula, according to Burns.
- DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING KOREA (NORTH), MISSILE TECHNOLOGY CONTROL REGIME (MTCR), RUSSIA/IRAN, IRAN, Briefer: Nicholas Burns, Wednesday, April 16, 1997
- KOREA TALKS / FIRST DAY OFFICIALS FROM NORTH KOREA, SOUTH KOREA AND THE UNITED STATES -- MEETING TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IN NEW YORK -- HAVE AGREED TO HOLD A SECOND DAY OF MEETINGS ON A PROPOSAL FOR TALKS ABOUT A NEW PEACE AGREEMENT FOR THE KOREAN PENINSULA. Voice of America 4/16/97
- [EXCERPTS] DoD News Briefing Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen Wednesday, April 16, 1997 - "There are questions, however, on the part of the South Koreans and on the part of the Japanese government officials that I talked to as well and part of my own questions about whether or not there ought to be some change in the behavior of the North Koreans as well to carry out extensive and expensive military exercises at the time that their people are starving."
- DoD News Briefing Q: There's a published report that North Korea was preparing to deploy a new class of long range missiles that could reach South Korea
and Japan. Can you confirm whether that's the case or not? Is that something the United States is looking into or concerned about? Captain Mike Doubleday, USN, DASD(PA) Tuesday, April 15, 1997 - 1:30 p.m.
- DEPARTMENT OF STATE PRESS BRIEFING KOREA (NORTH), IRAN, CHINA/EINHORN, Tuesday, April 15, 1997 Briefer: Nicholas Burns
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing Missile Talks w/North Korea in NYC on 5/12-13, World Food Program Appeal for North Korea, 4/16 Trilateral Talks w/North & South Korea re: Four-Party Proposal, Bilateral Talks w/North Korea on 4/18, DPRK Reports of Missile Activities/Deployments, DPRK Agreed Framework, DPRK Food Situation, Briefer: Nicholas Burns, Monday, April 14, 1997
- NORTH KOREA POLITICS NORTH KOREA HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM
A FOOD SHORTAGE FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS, AND RECENT VISITORS TO THE COMMUNIST COUNTRY
SAY THE SITUATION HAS REACHED A CRISIS STAGE. Voice of America 04/14/97
- NORTH KOREA FOOD CRISIS A UNITED NATIONS WORLD FOOD PROGRAM OFFICIAL IN PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA SAYS THERE MAY BE A DANGER OF STARVATION BY THE END OF THE YEAR, BUT THERE IS NOT YET WIDESPREAD FAMINE. Voice of America 04/14/97
- SEN. STEVENS 4/11 ON NORTH KOREA TRIP Washington -- Military tensions between North and South Korea must be reduced to facilitate progress on food, energy and other concerns, according to Senator Ted Stevens (Republican of Alaska).
- [EXERPTS] DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING
The DPRK government has indicated its willingness to hold soon a
second round of missile talks with the United States, according to
Burns. No date or location has yet been scheduled. The last set of
talks took place in Berlin in April 1996. The talks review the DPRK's
compliance with international standards governing missile sales and
the safeguarding of missile technology. BRIEFER: NICHOLAS BURNS TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 1997
- [EXCERPTS] SECRETARY COHEN ON U.S. SECURITY ASSISTANCE Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO) Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund (NDF)
- DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING Wednesday, March 19, 1997 Briefer: Nicholas Burns. NORTH KOREA: Departure of Hwang Jong Yop from Beijing, Political Stability in North Korea, Reported US Agreement to Unfreeze North Korean Assets, World Food Program Survey on famine Situation/US Assistance
- U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING Tuesday, March 18, 1997 Briefer: Nicholas Burns DEPARTMENT Retirement of Court Reporter Ferdinand Kuyatt NORTH KOREA Four Party Talks
- SOUTH-NORTH KOREA: 'GATE FOR DIALOGUE' HAS BEEN OPENED
(Foreign Media Reaction Daily Digest)U.S. Information Agency Office of Public Liaison 3/13/97 -- Largely crediting the "patient mediation of the United States," analysts overseas expressed cautious optimism that a "thaw" between North and South Korea has begun as a result of last week's three-party briefing in New York and the subsequent "marathon" meeting between U.S. and North Korean officials. While most editors stopped short of proclaiming a "breakthrough" in relations between the two Koreas, nearly all sensed the opening of a "new chapter" that could lead to the unification of the peninsula.
- NORTH KOREA CRISIS GIL BUTLER UNITED NATIONS OFFICIALS SAID THIS WEEK (WEDNESDAY) NORTH KOREA WILL BE FACING A DESPERATE FOOD SHORTAGE BY JUNE AND OTHER ANALYSTS SAY THE LACK OF FOOD IS LEADING TO A POLITICAL CRISIS IN THE ISOLATED COUNTRY. Voice of America 3/13/97
- KOREA / NUCLEAR INTRO: PLANS TO BUILD TWO LIGHT-WATER NUCLEAR REACTORS IN NORTH KOREA APPEAR TO BE BACK ON TRACK, AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS OF DELAY CAUSED BY POLITICAL TENSION BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA. NEW YORK, MAX RUSTON, Voice of America, 3/12/97
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing Briefer: Nicholas Burns NORTH KOREA Readout of Bilateral Meeting March 11/No Agreement on Date to Establish Liaison Offices, North Korean Basketball Player/Possible Visa Application, Prospects for Four-Party Conference, Wednesday, March 12, 1997
- [EXCERPTS] U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING Tuesday, March 11, 1997 Briefer: Nicholas Burns NORTH KOREA -- Contrary to some press reports coming out of South Korea, the United States and North Korea have not come to an agreement to open liaison offices.
- U.S. OFFICIAL ON BILATERAL MEETINGS WITH NORTH KOREA (Ten hour-meeting ends with promise of more meetings) New York -- U.S. and North Korean delegations ended 10 hours of meetings March 7 giving no details about the substance of the lengthy talks but promising to work for progress in the areas of nuclear nonproliferation, recovering the remains of American soldiers who died in the Korean War and opening liaison offices in each other's capitals.
- U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING NORTH KOREA: Bilateral Meetings in NY with North Korea, North Korean Delegation Visit to DC, Briefer: Nicholas Burns March 7, 1997
- U-S / N. KOREA OFFICIALS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND NORTH KOREA MET FOR NEARLY 11 HOURS TODAY (FRIDAY) IN NEW YORK TO DISCUSS BILATERAL ISSUES. V-O-A'S JOE CHAPMAN REPORTS FROM NEW YORK. 3/7/97
- U-S / KOREA MILITARY EXERCISE FOR THE FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW THE UNITED STATES AND SOUTH KOREA HAVE CALLED OFF THEIR ANNUAL LARGE- SCALE MILITARY EXERCISES KNOWN AS "TEAM SPIRIT." Voice of America, CHRIS SIMKINS, HONG KONG, 3/6/97
- TEAM SPIRIT ‘97 CANCELED DOD News Release Reference Number: No. 104-97, The government of the Republic of Korea and the United States have decided not to hold the Team Spirit exercise in 1997. March 6, 1997
- TRANSCRIPT: BRIEFING ON 3/5 U.S.-ROK JOINT BRIEFING FOR THE DPRK, March 5
- KOREA TALKS U-S OFFICIALS SAY TALKS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IN NEW YORK BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES, NORTH KOREA AND SOUTH KOREA DID NOT RESULT IN ANY SPECIFIC AGREEMENTS. Voice of America 3/5/97
- KOREAN TALKS NORTH KOREA AND SOUTH KOREA TOOK A NEW STEP TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TOWARD EASING LONGSTANDING TENSION ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA. REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE TWO COUNTRIES MET IN NEW YORK WITH A SENIOR U-S OFFICIAL TO TALK ABOUT PROPOSED TALKS ON A PERMANENT PEACE ARRANGEMENT. Voice of America 3/5/97
- KOREA EXCERPTS The purpose of the briefing and the very important meeting occurring today is so that all sides understand the proposal that has been made by the United States for four-party talks. WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING BY MIKE MCCURRY, March 5, 1997
- THE BRIEFING WILL OUTLINE A NEARLY ONE-YEAR OLD U-S / SOUTH KOREA PROPOSAL FOR PEACE TALKS INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES, THE KOREAS AND CHINA. KOREA TALKS O'NITER NORTH KOREAN OFFICIALS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WILL MEET IN THE SAME NEW YORK HOTEL ROOM WITH THEIR SOUTH KOREAN AND AMERICAN COUNTERPARTS FOR A BRIEFING ON PROPOSED FOUR-PARTY PEACE TALKS. Voice of America 3/4/97
- U.S. OFFICIAL UPBEAT ABOUT UPCOMING U.S.-ROK BRIEFING WITH DPRK The United States is prepared to look at security "in a fairly broad sense," as final preparations are made for an upcoming briefing by the United States and South Korea for North Korean officials. By Jane A. Morse, USIA Diplomatic Correspondent, 04 March 97
- NORTH KOREA: Briefing on Four-Party Talks in New York, U.S.-North Korea Bilateral Mtg. SOUTH KOREA: U.S.-South Korea Bilateral Mtg. [EXCERPTS] U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING March 3, 1997 Briefer: Nicholas Burns
- U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING NORTH KOREA Briefing on Four-Party Talks Food Aid IRAQ Violations of UN Resolutions IRAN/SYRIA Reported Remarks by Mr. Ekeus re: Development of Weapons Programs, Briefer: Nicholas Burns, February 28, 1997
- STATE DEPT. NOON BRIEFING, NORTH KOREA
16-17 Changes to Political Structure/Food Aid/Four-Party Talks/Defection FEB. 27
State Department Spokesman Nicholas Burns briefed
- NORTH KOREA: DPRK Postponement of Briefing on the Four Party Talks Food Aid and the Four Party Talks Chinese Request of Asylum for North Korean Defector Hwang Briefer: Nicholas Burns, February 26, 1997
- HWANG DEFECTION: 'DANGEROUS' CRISIS FOR KOREAN PENINSULA
(Foreign Media Reaction Daily Digest - 18 Feb 97) Analysts in East and South Asia and Europe continued to monitor North-South Korean relations closely in the aftermath of last week's defection of senior North Korean Communist Party ideologue Hwang Jang-yop. The view from all geographic areas was that the defection was certain to escalate tensions on the peninsula, with only one Indian paper maintaining that the government of South Korea was "blowing (the incident) out of proportion" to deflect domestic attention from "scandals concerning the failed (Hanbo) steel company."
- Iraq & DPRK STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING, There was no regular briefing, but State Department Spokesman Nicholas Burns did speak on-the-record with reporters. TUESDAY, FEB. 11
- NORTH KOREA Food Assistance / Joint Briefing on Four Party Talks IRAQ Saddam Hussein's Family ARMS CONTROL Chemical Weapons Convention U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING February 10, 1997
- U-S / NOKOR FOOD AID Voice of America CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-209923, WASHINGTON, VICTOR BEATTIE, 2/10/97
- NORTH KOREA FOOD Voice of America CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-209736, BEIJING, GIL BUTLER, 2/6/97
- U-S/NOKOR Voice of America CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-209672, WASHINGTON, VICTOR BEATTIE, 2/4/97
- ANNOUNCEMENTS Gore-Chernomyrdin Mtgs. 2/5-2/7 NORTH KOREA Briefing on Four Party Talks/Food Aid U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing February 5, 1997
- Senator Helms Proposals re: UN Reform/Consolidation of Foreign Affairs Agencies/CWC IRAQ Compliance w/Internat'l. Commitments 12 Food Deliveries RUSSIA Gore-Chernomyrdin Mtgs. in Washington NORTH KOREA Future Mtgs. w/US 25 Negotiations w/Cargill U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing February 4, 1997
- NORTH KOREA. Joint Briefing with US and South Korea Postponed ......Cargill-DPRK Grain Deal/Additional Food Assistance U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing February 3, 1997
- DPRK official on food problem PYONGYANG, FEBRUARY 3 (KCNA)
- PENTAGON / NORTH KOREA Voice of America CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-209595, PENTAGON, DAVID GOLLUST, 2/3/97
- [EXCERPTS] "Time to End the Korean War" by Bruce Cumings, The Atlantic Monthly, VOLUME 279, No. 2, FEBRUARY 1997
- Foreign Ministry spokesman on postponement of hearing "joint briefing" in New York PYONGYANG, JANUARY 29 (KCNA)
- IRAQ Situation in Iraq/ No New Military Maneuvers NORTH KOREA Joint Briefing TalksU.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing January 29, 1997
- NORTH KOREA: FROM NUCLEAR TO SECURITY TALKS (UPDATE) WASHINGTON, STEPHANIE MANN, 1/27/97
- NORTH KOREA February 5 Briefing on Four-Party Proposal / Grain Deal JANUARY 27, 1997
- CYPRUS 16-18 Deployment of Anti-Aircraft System NORTH KOREA 22 Four Party Talks Briefing U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING January 21, 1997
- Delegation of IAEA here (KCNA) Pyongyang, January 18
- NORTH KOREA and CYPRUS Briefer: Nicholas Burns, January 17, 1997
- CWC / Cyprus / Belarus / DPRK U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing Briefer: Nicholas Burns, January 13
- [EXCERPTS] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing
Friday, January 10, 1997 NORTH KOREA New York Talks
- NORTH KOREA'S APOLOGY: CAN THE 'HERMIT KINGDOM' CHANGE ITS SPOTS? (Foreign Media Reaction Daily Digest - 09 January 1997) -- North Korea's expression of "regret" proffered at year's end for the incursion of one of its submarines into South Korean waters last September prompted editorialists in Asia and Europe to speculate on North Korean motives for making such an "act of contrition."
Analysts across the board perceived less than altruistic intentions behind the North's "unprecedented" apology. The predominant view in South Korean dailies, best expressed by Seoul's moderate Hankook Ilbo, was that "the North never meant to apologize. The statement is just part of a scheme to advance relations with the United States and Japan."
- KOREA / NUCLEAR AGREEMENTS SIGNED CORRESPONDENT REPORT By MAX RUSTON, NEW YORK, Voice of America, January 8
- KOREA / NUCLEAR
MAX RUSTON, NEW YORK, VOICE OF AMERICA CORRESPONDENT REPORT, January 7
- RUSSIA NATO Expansion / CYPRUS Missile Purchase / NORTH KOREA Briefer: Glyn Davies, January 7
- EDITORIAL: NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA Voice of America JANUARY 7
- CORRESPONDENT REPORT U-S/NOKOR/FOOD THE UNITED STATES SAYS THERE WAS NO DEAL WITH NORTH KOREA OVER ITS APOLOGY FOR A SUBMARINE INCURSION INTO SOUTH KOREA TERRITORY AND GRANTING A LICENSE FOR SALE OF GRAIN TO PYONGYANG BY A U-S COMPANY, By VICTOR BEATTIE Voice of America 1/6/97
- Cyprus / Russian Missiles AND Grain to North Korea U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING, JANUARY 6
- JOONG-ANG ILBO, WASHINGTON APPROVES 500,000 TONS OF GRAINS IN EXPORTS TO NORTH KOREA and INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT TALKS COULD TAKE PLACE BY THIS YEAR'S END Seoul, ROK, January 5
- NORTH KOREA Details on the Joint Briefing for the Four Party Talks U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, Briefer: Nicholas Burns, January 3
- "1997 to Mark Watershed for Inter-Korean Ties" Korea Times January 2
- "NORTH KOREA APOLOGIZES FOR THE SUBMARINE INCIDENT", ANDREW N. GUTHRIE, January 2 (VOA )
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