Nuclear Talks Resume With North Korea

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The State Department has announced that the United States will resume nuclear talks with North Korea next week for the first time since 2005. The talks are welcomed by Kim Jong-il, who even hinted at the possibility of resuming six-party talks to end his country’s nuclear program. Separate negotiations currently taking place in Bangkok will also touch on the remains of American soldiers still missing in action from the Korean War. Almost 8,000 men are still missing from that conflict, and the remains of nearly 5,500 are thought to be in North Korea.

David Sanger, of The New York Times and WQXR's Washington Report, discusses what makes this moment right for resuming talks. Richard Downes, president of the Coalition of Families of Korean and Cold War POWs/MIAs, talks about the hopes and fears of families of MIA soldiers. Downes' father went missing on January 13, 1952 and is still MIA in North Korea.

Comments [2]

Angel from Miami, FL

Who listens to North Korea in anything not related to nuclear weapons? I mean besides you, listener.

Oct. 20 2011 10:04 AM

Didn't North Korea recently give its support to the OWS protests?

""The only way out of the present crisis facing the capitalist world is to root out its system. Capitalism is fading away from history as it exploits people and is forsaken by them".
Would those words of North Korea seem out of place at the protest? Does that bother anyone?

Oct. 20 2011 09:26 AM

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