Accession Number : ADA522261
Title : North Korea: Back on the Terrorism List
Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.
Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
Personal Author(s) : Manyin, Mark E
Report Date : 24 May 2010
Pagination or Media Count : 37
Abstract : Whether North Korea should be included on the U.S. list of terrorism-supporting countries has been a major issue in U.S.-North Korean diplomacy since 2000, particularly in connection with negotiations over North Korea's nuclear program. North Korea demanded that the Clinton and Bush Administrations remove it from the terrorism support list. On October 11, 2008, the Administration removed North Korea from the terrorism list. This move was part of the measures the Bush Administration took to implement a nuclear agreement that it negotiated with North Korea in September 2007 and finalized details of in April 2008. The agreement was reached under the format of the six party talks, which involve the United States, North Korea, South Korea, China, Japan, and Russia. The President also announced that he was immediately lifting sanctions on North Korea under the U.S. Trading with the Enemy Act. North Korea's obligations under this nuclear agreement were to allow the disabling of its plutonium facility at Yongbyon and present to the United States and other government in the six party talks a declaration of its nuclear programs. North Korea submitted its declaration in June 2008.
Descriptors : *TERRORISM , *POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS , *NORTH KOREA , SOUTH KOREA , CHINA , PLUTONIUM , RUSSIA , JAPAN , UNITED STATES , ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE