The North Korean envoy to international talks aimed at persuading his country to abandon its nuclear program said today that banning atomic weapons on the Korean Peninsula was the main issue at the negotiations. He promised his delegation would work toward that goal. The talks are the fourth such six-nation negotiations, which also include China, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the United States. They are reconvening in Beijing after a 13-month boycott during which the North refused to attend, citing “hostile” U.S. policies.
Italy: More CIA arrest warrants
In a further strain on Italian-U.S. relations, an appeals court in Milan issued arrest warrants Monday for six more purported CIA operatives accused of helping plan the 2003 kidnapping of Egyptian Muslim cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr in Aviano, a court official said. Last month, a lower court issued warrants for 13 alleged CIA operatives but turned down requests to arrest another six. A three-judge panel in Milan overturned that decision Monday, the court official said.
From Herald news services