Negotiators early today announced a tentative agreement on steps to begin dismantling North Korea's nuclear weapons program in exchange for a package of energy assistance and other incentives.
The deal, concluded after five days of talks culminating in a 16-hour session that ended in the small hours today, remains subject to approval from the capitals of the six participating nations. Most details were not made public, and officials said they would resume negotiations later today.
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Bolton doesn't trust them.
Any deal needs to include effective monitoring.
Perhaps President Bush is just kicking this can down the road (letting North Korea's closer neighbors deal with it), so he can concentrate on Iraq, Iran, and radical Islamics.