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October 1, 2008
North Korea’s neighbors hope to salvage talks

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill arrived in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday in an attempt to prevent a breakdown of the disarmament process in the country.

North Korea had agreed to halt its nuclear program in return for aid from the U.S., South Korea, Japan, Russia and China, but it restarted its main nuclear facility last week.

Richard Wood, President of the Japan Society, speaks with Martin Savidge about the tense history of Japan-North Korea relations and Japan’s fear of a nuclear North Korea. North Korea has fired test missiles over Japan in the past. [media=58]

Donald Kirk of The Christian Science Monitor discusses the forthcoming talks between South Korea and North Korea and South Koreans’ optimism surrounding U.S. negotiator Christopher Hill’s arrival in North Korea. [media=57]

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