Somewhere in the world pigs are flying and frost is forming on the rocks in Hell...
BEIJING (AP) -- International negotiators reached a tentative agreement on initial steps toward North Korea's nuclear disarmament, the first concrete progress after more than three years of talks, the U.S. envoy said early Tuesday.
The draft agreement, worked out at the latest round of six-nation talks on the North's nuclear program, contained commitments on disarmament and energy assistance along with ``initial actions'' to be taken by certain deadlines, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said. He said working groups will be set up, hopefully in a month, laying out a framework for dealing with regional tensions. Hill declined to give further details of the draft.
The agreement could herald the first step toward disarmament since the talks began in 2003; the rounds have been marked by repeated delays and deadlock. The process reached its lowest point in October when North Korea conducted its first nuclear test explosion, alarming the world and triggering U.N. sanctions.
Hill said the draft agreement still must be reviewed by the home governments of the six countries at the talks, but he was upbeat about it. He said he was in ``constant communication'' with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. ``We feel it's an excellent draft, I don't think we're the problem,'' he said.
I'd love to believe that this will actually happen, but they've lied to us before. What's to stop them from lying to us, signing a disarmament treaty, and then only disarming the nukes that we know about, leaving their sooped-sekret stash for a rainy day?
They'd better put some major inspections and public missiles decommissionings in this thing, so that we can verify they actually get rid of each and every nuclear weapon they have.
It'd be great if this actually happened though... Just what would the moonbat lefties do? The evil, baby-killing, warmonger of a president disarming the world's most dangerous nuclear threat with a pen and a handshake.
I think their heads might actually explode...
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