N. Korean Nuclear Accord a Coup for China – Elaine Kurtenbach

From AP, via ABCNews.com:

China’s success in orchestrating a landmark six-nation accord on ending North Korea’s nuclear program has clinched its role as a major peacemaker in the region regardless of the challenges ahead for the deal, analysts say.

Just hours after the deal was struck, communist North Korea said it will not dismantle its nuclear facilities until it gets light-water reactors from the United States. But Washington has already rejected that demand, calling into question the North’s commitment to the accord.

On Tuesday however, Beijing downplayed the comment, urging only that all six countries make good on their promises reached after more than two years of fractious negotiations.

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September 21, 2005, 2:43 PM
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