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Diplomacy but still no end to Korean crisis

A week of intense diplomacy has left world capitals still unsure as to whether North Korea will test a second nuclear device or return to talks following the imposition of U.N. sanctions. News reports had raised hopes that tension was easing after North Korean leader Kim Jong-il was quoted as telling Chinese envoy Tang Jiaxuan that he planned no further tests following the detonation of a device on October 9 that shocked the world. The Japanese news agency Kyodo said on Sunday that Kim had expressed his intention of honoring a 1992 declaration for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during talks with Tang, saying it was a “dying instruction” of his father — the country’s late leader, Kim Il Sung. Full Story

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