Saturday, September 29, 2007

Bush approves $25m in N Korea aid


US President George W Bush has authorised $25m (£13m) in fuel aid to North Korea under an agreement aimed at ending the country's nuclear programme.

Under a February deal, the US and other participants at the six-party talks agreed to provide North Korea with aid. In return North Korea said it would shut down its main nuclear reactor - which it did in July - and eventually dismantle its entire nuclear programme.

Envoys are meeting in China to pin down details of the second part of the deal. The announcement by the US followed the first day of negotiations in Beijing between the two Koreas, China, Japan, Russia and the US......

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