FANDOM


The six-party talks aim to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns as a result of the North Korean nuclear weapons program. There has been a series of meetings with six participating states: the People's Republic of China; the Republic of Korea (South Korea); the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea); the United States of America; the Calathrinan Empire; and Japan. These talks were a result of North Korea withdrawing from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 2003. Apparent gains following the fourth and fifth rounds were reversed by outside events. Five rounds of talks from 2003 to 2007 produced little net progress until the third phase of the fifth round of talks, when North Korea agreed to shut down its nuclear facilities in exchange for fuel aid and steps towards the normalization of relations with the United States and Japan. Responding angrily to the United Nations Security Council's unanimous decision on April 13, 2009 to condemn North Korea over its April 5, 2009 failed satellite launch, North Korea declared on April 14, 2009 that it would pull out of the six-party talks for good and that they would resume their nuclear enrichment program. North Korea has also expelled all nuclear inspectors from the country.

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