N. Korea urged to finish dismantling task

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A former U.S. security official urged North Korea to finish its denuclearization work before President George Bush leaves office next year.

North Korea, China delegates meet

BEIJING, March 10 (UPI) -- North Korea's chief nuclear envoy Saturday said the United States has promised to lift its financial sanctions against his country. "The North is keeping a close eye on the promise,'' Kim Kye-gwan told reporters at Beijing's Shoudu Airport as he headed ho

U.S., N Korea envoys meet in nuke talks

BEIJING, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The top U.S. and North Korean negotiators met face to face in new talks on Pyongyang's nuclear program Friday.

China may spell out NKorea progress plan

BEIJING, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A South Korean diplomat Thursday predicted possible imminent progress in the long-stalled six-nation nuclear talks with North Korea.

N.Korea willing to halt nuke activities

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- North Korea is willing to freeze its nuclear activities in return for eased financial sanctions, a Seoul daily said Wednesday.

N.Korea cites progress in talks with U.S.

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- North Korea Friday cited "certain agreement" at the latest bilateral talks with the United States over the nuclear standoff.

N.Korea foreign minister dies

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- North Korean Foreign Minister Paek Nam-sun has died at 78, the country's state media said Wednesday.

N.Korea: We'll build up 'deterrents'

TOKYO, April 13 (UPI) -- A senior North Korean official said Thursday the deadlocked six-party talks will give his nation a chance to "build up its deterrents." "It is not a bad thing (for the resumption of the talks) to be delayed. During this period (North Korea) can build up i

Attempt to restart 6-party talks fails

TOKYO, April 11 (UPI) -- An attempt to restart the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program ended in continued stalemate Tuesday.

Japan announces result of DNA tests

TOKYO, April 11 (UPI) -- Japan says DNA tests show that a South Korean man abducted by North Korea is the father of the daughter of a Japanese woman also kidnapped to North Korea.

N. Korea accused of money laundering

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The Chinese government has concerns after a three-month investigation that North Korea is using a bank in Macau to launder counterfeit money.

N.Korea still mum on Japanese abductees

BEIJING, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Japan and North Korea held bilateral talks in Beijing after the six-party talks recessed Sunday, but remained deadlocked over the thorny abduction issue.
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Kim Kye Gwan
Kim Kye Gwan, North Korea's vice foreign minister and chief negotiator, arrives at the VIP arrival and departure terminal at the airport in Beijing, China, on Thursday, February 15, 2007. The two Koreas agreed to resume stalled high-level talks later this month, officials said on Thursday, in the first concrete sign of easing tensions on the divided peninsula after the North signed a breakthrough disarmament agreement. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver)

Kim Gye Gwan (b. July 6, 1943 in North Pyongan) is a North Korean diplomat. His official position is First Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to which he was promoted (from just Vice Minister) immediately before the Korean Workers' Party Congress of 28 September 2010. He is the leading figure in international talks over the country's nuclear weapons program, including the six-party talks in Beijing.

North Korea agreed 2007-02-13, with the help of Kim Kye Gwan, to disarm their nuclear program. This includes shutting down its nuclear reactor and eventually dismantling its atomic weapons program, just four months after the communist state shocked the world by testing a nuclear bomb. Kim Kye Gwan is North Korea's leading spokesperson and head negotiator in matters concerning the North's nuclear ambitions, and will most likely enter the limelight for his role in facilitating North Korea's Nuclear Disarmament deal struck in February.

Kim met with Christopher Hill, the U.S. assistant secretary of state, when Hill visited Pyongyang in June 2007, afterwards announcing that North Korea would promptly shut down its Yongbyon nuclear facility.

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