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Will North Koreans Give Up Nuclear Weapons?

Is It Likely that the North Koreans Will Ultimately Give Up their Nuclear Weapons and ICBMs? The North Koreans have a bad track record when it comes to keeping their promises. Recall President Clinton’s aid-for-promises deal with North Koreans, the 1994 Agreed Framework. Terms of this Executive Agreement made by Clinton and Kim Jong Il (Kim Jong-un’s father) called for: North Korea’s plutonium reactor would be closed down and no longer able to make fuel for nuclear weapons An international consortium would give North Korea two light-water reactors The United States would give the North Koreans 500,000 tons of heavy…

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