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Apr 13, 2013

Kerry to meet China’s top leaders to discuss North Korea

BEIJING, April 13 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John
Kerry meets China’s top leaders on Saturday in an effort to
persuade them to exert pressure on North Korea to scale back its
belligerent rhetoric and, eventually, return to nuclear talks.

Travelling to Beijing for the first time as secretary of
state, Kerry made no secret of his desire to see China take a
more activist stance toward North Korea, which in recent weeks
has threatened nuclear war against the United States.

Apr 12, 2013

U.S. tells N.Korea new missile launch would be “huge mistake”

SEOUL, April 12 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John
Kerry warned North Korea on Friday it would be a “huge mistake”
to test launch a medium-range missile and said the United States
would never accept the reclusive country as a nuclear power.

Addressing reporters after talks with South Korea’s
president and leaders of the 28,000-strong U.S. military
contingent in the country, Kerry also said it was up to China,
North Korea’s sole major ally, to “put some teeth” into efforts
to press Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

Apr 12, 2013

U.S. will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea, Kerry says

SEOUL, April 12 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John
Kerry dismissed as “unacceptable by any standard” weeks of
bellicose warnings of impending nuclear war by North Korea and
said Washington would never accept the reclusive state becoming
a nuclear power.

Kerry, addressing reporters after talks with South Korean
President Park Geun-hye and leaders of the 28,000-strong U.S.
military contingent in the country, also said the United States
would defend its allies in the region if necessary.

Apr 12, 2013

U.S.agency says N.Korea has nuclear weapon but seen unlikely

SEOUL, April 12 (Reuters) – A U.S. government agency said
North Korea has a nuclear weapon it can mount on a missile,
adding an ominous dimension to tensions on the Korean peninsula
as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for talks in Seoul
on Friday.

However, the assessment by the Pentagon’s Defence
Intelligence Agency (DIA) was swiftly dismissed by several U.S.
officials and South Korea.

Apr 12, 2013

U.S. agency says North Korea has nuclear weapon, but seen unlikely

SEOUL (Reuters) – A U.S. government agency said North Korea has a nuclear weapon it can mount on a missile, adding an ominous dimension to tensions on the Korean peninsula as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for talks in Seoul on Friday.

However, the assessment by the Pentagon’s Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) was swiftly dismissed by several U.S. officials and South Korea.

Apr 12, 2013

G8 ministers fail to agree on Syria; condemn North Korea

LONDON (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from the G8 group of rich countries failed to patch up deep divisions over Syria and condemned North Korea’s threats but did not announce any concrete measures to address Pyongyang’s provocations during a meeting in London on Thursday.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague, speaking after talks with his counterparts, admitted the world had done too little to try to resolve Syria’s two-year-old conflict, in which an estimated 70,000 people have been killed.

Apr 11, 2013

U.S. seeks tough Chinese stance on North Korea as Kerry heads to Seoul

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (Reuters) – The United States wants China to deliver a “tough” message to North Korea to rein in its nuclear program and belligerent rhetoric, a U.S. official said on Friday as Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Asia.

Kerry begins a three-day visit to Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo as U.S. and South Korean officials say the nuclear-armed North appears poised to test a medium-range missile after weeks of threatening statements.

Apr 11, 2013

G8 ministers fail to agree on Syria; no plan on N.Korea

LONDON (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from the G8 group of rich countries failed to patch up deep divisions over Syria or come up with a concrete plan on North Korea during a meeting in London on Thursday.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague, speaking after talks with his counterparts, admitted the world had done too little to try to resolve Syria’s two-year-old conflict, in which an estimated 70,000 people have been killed.

Apr 11, 2013

G8 ministers fail to agree on Syria, no plan on North Korea

LONDON (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from the G8 group of rich countries failed to patch up deep divisions over Syria or come up with a plan on North Korea during a meeting in London on Thursday.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague, speaking after talks with his counterparts, admitted the world had failed to resolve Syria’s two-year-old conflict in which an estimated 70,000 people have been killed.

Apr 10, 2013

Syria, North Korea top G8 meeting in London

LONDON (Reuters) – Western and Middle Eastern nations trying to help the Syrian opposition in its war against President Bashar al-Assad will meet in Turkey on April 20, a U.S. official said on Wednesday as G8 foreign ministers gathered in London for a summit.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will attend the meeting of the so-called Friends of Syria “core group” in Istanbul, said the official, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity.

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      "I cover U.S. foreign policy for Reuters from a base at the State Department. I joined Reuters in 1988 and have worked as a correspondent in New York, Paris, Algiers and Washington, where I have covered the White House (1996-2002) and the State Department (2002-2005, 2006-present)."
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