North Korea: A Chronology of Events, October 2002-December 2004
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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This report provides a chronology of events relevant to U.S. relations with North Korea from October 2002 through December 31, 2004. The chronology includes significant meetings, events, and statements that shed light on the issues surrounding North Koreas nuclear weapons program. An introductory analysis provides background on U.S. policy preceding October 2002 as well as an overview of developments and dynamics among the major players in the North Korea nuclear dispute South Korea, Japan, China, Russia, and the United States. Particular attention is paid to the demise of the Agreed Framework, the ongoing six party talks, Chinas prominent role in the negotiations, inter-Korean relations, and the Japanese abductee issue. Also discussed is Congress role in dealing with North Korea, including the passage of the North Korea Human Rights Act P.L. 108-333. This report will not be updated.
- Government and Political Science
- Nuclear Weapons