On the Line. A South Korean soldier straddles the military demarcation line between North and South Korea in a modified tae kwon do stance.
On the Line. A South Korean soldier straddles the military demarcation line between North and South Korea in a modified tae kwon do stance.
(Stanley Foundation Photo/Sean Harder)

Gaining Insight. Mike Mosettig, producer for foreign affairs and defense with The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, takes notes at the demilitarized zone between South and North Korea.
Gaining Insight. Mike Mosettig, producer for foreign affairs and defense with The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, takes notes at the demilitarized zone between South and North Korea.
(Stanley Foundation Photo/Sean Harder)
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South Koreans emphasize denuclearization successes of multilateral talks

In the bustling go-go city of Seoul, South Korean officials are encouraging a deliberate and multilateral diplomacy to build on new breakthroughs with their Communist North Korean neighbors and bring lasting peace and security to the divided peninsula.

Following the North’s nuclear missile test last year, the six-party talks stalled for a few months and then made rapid progress. Most notably, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has agreed to shut down his nuclear facilities in exchange for fuel aid and normalization of relations with the United States and Japan.


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