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9/19/2005

Not so fast

First, we hear that there's been a "breakthrough" in negotiations with North Korea ... now this:
N Korea puts terms on arms deal

North Korea has said it will not scrap its nuclear arms programme until it gets a civilian nuclear reactor.

The foreign ministry statement came a day after a dramatic breakthrough in long-running talks over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.

North Korea had agreed in principle to dismantle its nuclear programme in return for aid and security guarantees.

However, Japan and the US, which are involved in the talks, have rejected North Korea's demands.

Japanese Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura said the North's reactor demand was "unacceptable", Kyodo News agency reported.

Sean McCormack, a spokesman for the US State Department, said: "This was obviously not the agreement they signed and we will see what the coming weeks bring."

On Monday, the North "promised to drop all nuclear weapons and current nuclear programmes and to get back to the Non-Proliferation Treaty as soon as possible".

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