Amid Apparent Progress on N. Korean Nukes, Japan, Others Remain Cautious

Amid Apparent Progress on N. Korean Nukes, Japan, Others Remain Cautious

TOKYO -- A flurry of activity over the past two weeks suggests the six-party talks aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear program might finally be back on track.

Under an agreement reached last February, North Korea was supposed to abandon its nuclear program in exchange for aid and a host of diplomatic benefits such as being dropped from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.

As part of this agreement, North Korea was meant to offer a full declaration of its nuclear activities by the end of last year, but failed to do so.

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