Monday, September 19, 2005

Sinal de esperança

North Korea agreed Monday to stop building nuclear weapons and allow international inspections in exchange for energy aid, economic cooperation and security assurances, in a first step toward disarmament after two years of six-nation talks

China’s deputy foreign minister, Wu Dawei, announced that the six participating nations will reconvene in early November in Beijing, to flesh out details of a range of critical issues concerning timing of implementation, when the inspectors will be allowed in, and what the economic aid package include.

Yet this is not the end of the game...


Geosapiens said...

...a verificar-se de facto e não só de intenções...será uma boa noticia...

The Peter Files Blog of Comedy said...

This may not be the end of the game, but it is the most encouraging bit of news from this end of the earth in quite awhile.

Here's hoping its not a prelude to something really nasty.

Both North Korea and China have a lot to gain by ending their investment in the building storage and upkeep of a nuclear warehouse.

The price for this kind of thing is staggering when your people are hungry and the images that come in from other parts of the world are ones of prosperity, education and peace.

Call it the Internet effect if you will, but increasingly those who wish to know about the outside world in North Korea and China, especially young leaders in college and other training schools who will be the leaders, movers and shaker of tommorrow are becoming aware of what their country has not and why, their investment in a political system that does not work and economies that could use the cash now invested heavily on arms.

Cheers to them for starting to see the light. There is no reason for them to maintain these level of arms when prosperity through economic development awaits their shifting of policies - though a long slow rebuilding will be required.