Posted June. 10, 2004 21:24,
At the second day of the G8 Summit held at Sea Island, Georgia, US., the G8 leaders adopted a joint statement that strongly urged a complete dismantlement of North Koreas nuclear programs and promised to support six-way talks to resolve the issue.
The leaders from the eight industrialized countries urged the comprehensive, verifiable, and irreversible dismantlement (CVID) of all nuclear programs, saying that the history of the Norths missile proliferation has been a serious concern for all. The leaders also called for dismantlement at last years summit. They also pointed out that the Norths continuous pursuit of nuclear weapons by plutonium reprocessing and uranium enrichment is a breach of international obligations. The joint statement reconfirmed that CVID should be the precondition to the comprehensive and peaceful resolution of North Koreas nuclear issue.
In addition, G8 urged to set international rules restricting access to uranium enrichment and reprocessing technology in a year and to refrain from related technology transfer, in order to prevent the WMD proliferation.
Seven nations, including Korea and Australia, were welcomed in the joint statement to join the Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction.