THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

US dismisses N Korean call for peace treaty

By HYUNG-JIN KIM
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

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  South Korean Army’s Blackhawk UH-60 helicopters land during a military exercise to prepare for possible aggression by North Korea at Eumseong, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010. North Korea appears to have launched a uranium enrichment program as a new way of building atomic bombs soon after its 1994 deal with the U.S. to dismantle its existing plutonium nuclear weapons program, South Korea said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lim Hun-jung) — KOREA OUT —

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea proposed Monday signing a peace treaty this year to formally end the Korean War, a suggestion that Washington quickly dismissed.

In a move seen as an attempt to bolster its negotiating position, the isolated communist regime said a return to negotiations on its nuclear weapons program depends on better relations with Washington and the lifting of sanctions.

Read more: Seattle PI

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January 11, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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