Alexander Losyukov, the chief Russian delegate and deputy foreign minister, has told journalists North Korean nuclear program “was not specifically discussed” during the hexapartite negotiations in Beijing.
According to Losyukov, at the talks North Korean representatives said Pyongyang stood for the non-nuclear status of the Korean peninsula and was not interested in nuclear weapons possession.
“Our experts think N. Korea has no nuclear weapons and technology possession does not necessarily imply the presence of physical nuclear weapons,” said Losyukov.
That’s diplo-speak for “Just because we Russians agreed to join these talks, doesn’t mean we’re going to make things easy for the Americans. Far from it.”
And now I get to say, “I told you so.”