The AP reports on China’s role in the recent developments in North Korea’s nuclear status, as Pyongyang submitted a much anticipated declaration about its nuclear activities to China:
South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan told reporters that the North had submitted its declaration to Chinese officials in Beijing. The North was set to blow up the cooling tower at its Yongbyon nuclear complex Friday, he said.
That would happen after the U.S. moves to take the North off a list of state sponsors of terrorism and another sanctions blacklist.
The North missed a deadline at the end of last year to submit the declaration, leading to months of haggling with Washington over what it would include. The list was not expected to provide details on nuclear weapons that the North may have produced.