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CHILLY RECEPTION: North Korea continues to defy U.S. demands

NORTH KOREA
Korea's Nuclear Winter
Intense diplomatic efforts to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions continued last week, spurred by Washington's push to send the issue of the country's nuclear ambitions to the U.N. Security Council. South Korean and Russian negotiators, who are in talks with North Korea, fear that any sanctions imposed by the U.N. could provoke Pyongyang. In Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency said it would hold a meeting on Feb. 3 to decide whether to refer the issue to the top U.N. body; South Korea urged a postponement to allow time for...

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