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|Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 1:59 am Post subject: Abolition of newclear weapon of North Korea
|Six nations conference: Abolition of newclear weapon is the principle which cannot be conceded
The six-nations talk which was held in Peking over the North Korea's nuclear weapon issue was closed with the chairman's summary which contains a new establishment of a group to deal with this issue.
In this talk which was second since last summer, it was a crucial point whether North Korea would show a sincere response to a request from Japan,US and South Korea to seek for a complete,irreversible and verifiable abolition of its nuclear development including enriched uranium.
But North Korea didn't recognize the existence of uranium enrichment project which it possibly acquired through Pakistan.
Although that was expected, those Pyonyang's response was a pity. It cannot be said that it was a positive response to the abolition of nuclear weapon .
Pyonyang obstinately insisted in the days of US-North Korea's framework in 1994 that the black lead reactor for the extraction of plutonium for newclear weapon was only for peace use. It was natural that other five nations didn't agree to the North Korea's request while Pyonyang gave an unclear answer about the enritched uranium.
It was proper that Japan/South Korea/US persisted to the principle of the denuclearation. The plan to discuss the nuclear issue in the workshop means harsher diplomatic talks for denuclearation in future.
It hasn't changed that the peaceful resolution of the nuclear issue depends on the decision of North Korea. If Pyongyang thinks that it succeeded in postponing the problem, that is a big mistake. In this talk, Pyongyang could obtain nothing in the talks about food, energy aide.
In order to solve its issues early, it is the first step that Pyongyang give a clear explanation about the uranium enritchment plan and freeze the plan and dispose them completely. As long as Pyongyang doesn't accept on-site inspection after that, It will never be able to get the aides from other countries.
In the sense, continued talks and newly built working group are a few oppotunities for North Korea. If in following discussion in the 6 nation talk and the working group Pyongyang doesn't show positive attitude, the patience of five nations will be exhausted.
Regarding the abduction issue which is a serious issue for Japan, the attitude to solve this issue was incorporated with the indirect expression.
This shows that the awareness about the abduction issue is spreading further among nations. Either through six nation talks or Japan/North Korea conference, Pyongyang had to show its sincere efforts promptly.
The peace and security in not only Japan/North Korea but also whole eastern asia depends on the comprehensive solution of nuclear weapon,abduction and missile issue. It is necessary for Japan/South Korea/US in next talks to maintain their cooperation and solidarity in order to materialize the denuclearation in the Korean peninsula. Pyongyang had to recognize that the further it postpones its decision, the worse its position becomes.