Transcript in the news of
June 25, 2007 (With some misspelled words)
The standoff is over. North Korea has announced it's
starting to implement the
nuclear disarmament, the resolution struck
last February. The decision follows the
resolution of a financial dispute. Some of the North's money had been frozen in
oversees' bank accounts, but is now returned. The
nuclear reactor at Yongbyon is supposed to be shut down as part of the
agreement. In return North Korea will
U.N. nuclear inspectors arrive
on Tuesday to discuss how the
Well, BBC's Kevin Kim is in
>> It's just the first confirmation from North Korea
their funds have been received. The North Korean state
newsagencies says the troublesome
issue of the frozen funds in
Macau had finally been resolved and the money was
successfully transferred into its North Korean accounts.
The foreign ministry said the
money will be used for humanitarian purpose (to enhance
the standards of life for its
>> So is the assumption now, Kevin, that
the North is sincere?
>> It will be a good test.
phase of shutting down its main
nuclear reactor Yongbyon.
A delegation from the IAEA--the international nuclear
be arriving in Pyongyang on
Tuesday to discuss the procedure
of the shut down and how it will
be monitored, and I think a lot of analysis will be seeing
how smoothly this process goes.
>> Turkey's ruling party has
unveiled its manifesto for the
next month's election.
It's pledging to trim the power
of the country's president.
He's believed to have been at
Been hammersly has been around
turkey talking to regular people
before they head to the polls.
First he's in istanbuL.
>> Less than one month until thevbul and the
aptly named 360 restaurant to
get an overview of the
Is a journalist and academiC.
E eutetween the islamist
A.K. Party and the secular army
and all of their allies.
What's really going on?
>> That is only one die mention
of this conflict because we are
now facing a multidimensional
The problem of security is one
problem, but there is also the
kurdish problem, the problem of
social conservatism of the A.K.
There is also the problem of
relationships with the european
union so that there are a lot of
There's a lot of politicisation
among the turkish society.
>> Currently the opinion polls
are showing the a.K. Party may
well win with an increased
This creates a crisis.
The army is against them.
The army has been known to have
quite a few coup deutahs.
>> -- Coup d'etats.
>> All theto
parliament, and everybody hopes
that it will be dealt in a fair
If not the army and parts of thetu this multidimensional
problem will go on.
Turkey does face a
We'll cover all bbc world.
The next report will be on
wednesday at the same time.
Qiewl also be able to follow myE.E.
>> Ben, thank you.
Now, in the u.S., A wind-driven
wildfire has destroyed more than
160 homes on the border between
california and nevada.
More than 750 acres of land haved t
the local sheriff says the fire
is less than 5% contained and
has more than 500 more homes in
Air tankers are assisting.
More than 4 hundred firefighters
on the ground.
There have been no injuries so
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North Korea has
confirmed it has received $25m (£12.5m) following a funding row
that had hindered progress on a nuclear disarmament deal.
The foreign ministry said in a statement: "The issue of the
frozen funds has finally been settled."
Pyongyang said the money would be used for humanitarian
The ministry also confirmed it would begin implementing a
deal to shut down its main reactor - a day before UN nuclear
inspectors are due to visit.
The team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
is travelling at the request of Pyongyang to discuss procedures
for monitoring the shut down of the Yongbyon nuclear reactor.
Washington's chief nuclear negotiator, Christopher Hill, said
at the weekend that Pyongyang had agreed to shut down the
reactor within three weeks.
"As the funds that had been frozen... have been transferred
as we demanded, the troublesome issue of the frozen funds is
finally resolved," a foreign ministry spokesman was quoted by
official media as saying.
The money will be used "for improving the lives of our people
and other humanitarian purposes as planned," the spokesman went
He also confirmed that North Korea "is set to start
negotiations on the shutdown" of Yongbyon with the IAEA team.
N KOREA NUCLEAR DEAL
N Korea to "shut down and seal" Yongbyon
reactor, then disable all nuclear facilities
In return, will be given 1m tons of heavy fuel
N Korea to invite IAEA back to monitor deal
Under earlier 2005 deal, N Korea agreed to end
nuclear programme and return to
N Korea's demand for light water reactor to be
discussed at "appropriate time"
Earlier the Russian bank Dalkombank - in the country's Far
East - confirmed it had transferred the money to North Korea's
Bank of Foreign Trade.
The money had frozen for nearly two years in a Macau bank
after the US said it had been gained through drug smuggling and
The block on the money was lifted after North Korea agreed in
a landmark deal last February to "shut down and seal" Yongbyon
in return for badly-needed fuel aid and other benefits.
But the transfer of the money had been held up because of
concerns within the international banking community about
handling the funds.
After weeks of stalling, progress on the nuclear issue
finally picked up when the Russian bank agreed to act as an
intermediary in the transfer of funds.
It led to North Korea's invitation to IAEA inspectors, and a
surprise visit by US chief nuclear negotiator Christopher Hill
to Pyongyang last week.
Mr Hill said at the weekend that the North had agreed to shut
Yongbyon within three weeks, and that a fresh round of
multi-party disarmament talks would be held in July.
The four-member IAEA team arrived in Beijing on Monday en
route for the five-day visit to Pyongyang.
"Now we are going to negotiate how to verify and make sure
the reactor will be shut down and sealed, so this is the next
step on this long trip," the head of the team, Olli Heinonen,
It will be the first time the IAEA has visited the country
since inspectors were forced to leave in 2002.
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