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Britain urges North Korea to take 'Gaddafi route' on WMD

Britain is negotiating with Pyongyang for North Korea to take the “Gaddafi route” and disclose details of its nuclear programme in return for coming in from the international cold. Kung Sok-Ung, the North Korean Vice-Foreign Minister who is on a visit to Britain, discussed the option with the Foreign Office minister Bill Rammell, and intends to raise the issue with his government in Pyongyang. The talks in London took place as the United Nations sent a special envoy, Maurice Strong, to North Korea in an effort to restart the latest round of negotiations about the nuclear crisis involving six nations which stalled in Beijing last Friday. North Korea rejected a United States demand for complete dismantling of its civil and military nuclear programme, accusing Washington of arrogance and threatening to develop a “stronger nuclear deterrent force” in response. Full Story

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