Japan: Six-party talks on North Korea a waste of time

July 2006
Geo-Strategy Direct;7/12/2006, p11
The article reports that Japan does not believe that the six-party talks with North Korea will produce a breakthrough or even pause in Pyongyang's covert uranium-enrichment program, according to Asian diplomatic sources. North Korea walked away from the talks and has refused to return until the U.S. lifts Treasury Department restrictions on Banco Delta Asia, which was a main conduit for illegal North Korean government money transfers, arms sales and illegal currency counterfeiting.


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