Time running out for Korea's nuclear talks
Thursday 30 December 2010
South Korea's President said yesterday that urgent progress must be made in dismantling North Korea's atomic weapons programme before a key anniversary that could spur Pyongyang to bolster its nuclear capabilities.
President Lee Myung-bak said diplomats must persuade the North to abandon its nuclear aspirations as Pyongyang pushes to create a "powerful, prosperous nation" by 2012; the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, who founded the communist state in 1948.
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