Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree against
in materials, goods and technology which could contribute to North Korea 's development of weapons of mass destruction-related programs such as those of missiles and nuclear weapons.” North Korea
“It also prohibits exports of luxury goods to
and those to the North from third countries by way of North Korea or Russian business corporations.” Russia
U.N. resolution 1718 reaffirmed, expressed the gravest concern, expressed profound concern, expressed a firm conviction, deplored, deplored further, condemned, demanded and decided. Perhaps this is why Putin took as long as he did in issuing his presidential decree.
According to first deputy head of the State Duma Leonid Slutsky:
isolated itself from the world community and tries to develop its nuclear program on its own."’ Pyongyang
In related news:
“U.S. President George W. Bush admitted during his talks in April with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the
government failed to fully read North Korean actions over the recent banking impasse.” U.S.
The “recent banking impasse” the agreement with North Korea:
“which has many parts, working groups, and rewards for
, all spun out of the Six-Party talks in Pyongyang , and described by Hill, State’s envoy to the talks, as “an excellent plan.” This Saturday (4/15/07) marks the deadline for the initial 60-day phase in which Kim was supposed to have spent the time shutting down his Yongbyon reactor, providing a map of his entire nuclear program and opening wide for inspections.” Beijing
Concerns at the time were that
Kim and the Gang are all worked up today with the accusation that
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