BEIJING, Tuesday, Feb. 13 — Negotiators reached a draft agreement early this morning on a deal to begin disarming North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, the chief American negotiator to the talks said.If it truly is a good deal, I hope that it will go ahead. Although I can easily understand N. Korea's desire to have nuclear weapons, I'm not actually in favor of them having them.
“We feel it’s an excellent draft,” said the American envoy, Christopher R. Hill, an assistant secretary of state.
The deal is now being reviewed by the governments of the six nations involved in the talks — the United States, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, China and Russia — and could be announced as soon as late morning. Negotiators agreed to reconvene at 10:30 a.m. today in Beijing (9:30 p.m. Monday, Eastern time).
I'm sure there will be more news on the subject this evening.