美朝下周讨论朝鲜核问题 US and North Korea plan to meet next week on Nuclear Program

21 October, 2011

美国和朝鲜外交官下星期将在日内瓦举行会晤,讨论朝鲜被受争议的核项目。朝鲜目前希望恢复六方会谈,但是韩国方面表示,朝鲜必须首先明确表明将放弃其核武器项目。
 
韩国外交通商部长官金星焕在首尔的一次研讨会上说,在新一轮六方会谈之前,平壤必须首先信守以前放弃核武器项目的承诺。他说,“首尔和华盛顿将继续敦促朝鲜通过具体的行动来表明他们是真正要放弃核武器项目。”
 
参加六方会谈的国家除了朝鲜和韩国以外还包括美国、中国、日本和俄罗斯。中国一直主张尽快恢复这一旨在使朝鲜放弃核武器项目的谈判。
 
但是,美国、韩国和日本则更加谨慎。他们指出,朝鲜必须首先把在以前谈判中的承诺落实为实际行动。
 
朝鲜领导人金正日上星期在接受俄罗斯塔斯社采访时说,六方会谈应在不设先决条件的情况下重新启动。

U.S. and North Korean diplomats are set to meet next week in Geneva to discuss North Korea's controversial nuclear program. Pyongyang wants full six-party talks to resume. But South Korea says the North must first clearly indicate it intends to abandon its nuclear program.
 
Speaking at an East Asia Institute conference in Seoul, South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan said Pyongyang must abide by previous promises to denuclearize before any new round of six-party talks can resume.
 
"Seoul and Washington will keep urging North Korea to demonstrate through specific actions that it has true intentions to abandon its nuclear programs."
 
The six-way talks include both Koreas, the United States, China, Japan and Russia. China has been pushing for their quick resumption. But the U.S., South Korea and Japan have been more cautious, saying North Korea must first implement actions it agreed to take in previous negotiations.
 
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il told Russia's Itar-Tass news agency last week six-way talks should resume without preconditions. He also reaffirmed his commitment six years ago to gradually reduce North Korea's nuclear programs in exchange for massive aid, enhanced diplomatic relations and security guarantees.