SKorea to host next nuclear summit, urges NKorea to give up nuclear ambitionsBy AP
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
SKorea to host next nuclear summit
WASHINGTON — South Korea’s president says his country will host the next global nuclear summit in 2012.
But Lee Myung-bak (lee myuhng bahk) told reporters Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il won’t get an invitation until the North gives up its nuclear weapons ambitions.
North Korea’s efforts to build a nuclear weapons program kept it out of the Washington summit.
Lee says he hopes that during the next two years North Korea will return to stalled six-nation nuclear disarmament talks and “achieve substantial results.” He says that if that happens, “then of course we will be welcoming North Korea to take part.”
Washington and other regional powers have been trying to coax North Korea back to the disarmament talks it walked out of last year.
Tags: Asia, East Asia, Lee Myung-bak, North America, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, South Korea, Summits, United States, Washington, Weapons Of Mass Destruction