North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment and put a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests, the U.S. State Department announced Wednesday.They keep doing this and we keep falling for it. They'll act nice for a little while, but as soon as the food runs out they'll get all belligerent again and we'll scramble to put together another bribe.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the North has also agreed to allow International Atomic Energy Inspectors to verify and monitor the moratorium on uranium enrichment and confirm disablement of its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon.
"To improve the atmosphere for dialogue and demonstrate its commitment to denuclearization, the DPRK has agreed to implement a moratorium on long-range missile launches, nuclear tests and nuclear activities at Yongbyon, including uranium enrichment activities. The DPRK has also agreed to the return of IAEA inspectors to verify and monitor the moratorium on uranium enrichment activities at Yongbyon and confirm the disablement of the 5-MW reactor and associated facilities," Nuland said.
Calling the agreement "important, if limited, progress" in addressing North Korea's behavior, Nuland said in return the U.S. work to finalize details for a proposed package of 240,000 metric tons of food aid "with the prospect of additional assistance based on continued need.'
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Don't worry, they'll be back at it as soon as the food runs out again: