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S.Korea Eyes Inspection Plan for North Talks

South Korea will propose a plan to push communist North Korea to agree to freeze its uranium-based nuclear arms program at six-party talks in Beijing next week, a senior government official in Seoul said Friday. The plan would set strict verification measures among conditions the North would have to meet before Pyongyang’s offer to freeze its nuclear program would be acceptable as an initial measure toward resolving the nuclear standoff, the official said. “There is an agreement on what elements constitute the answer to the question, ‘What kind of a freeze?’,” he said, referring to a shared view among allies South Korea, the United States and Japan that talks cover all of the North’s nuclear programs. “We will be specific in presenting the proposal to the North and verification is part of that,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Full Story

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