North Korea's Dear Leader, General Kim Chong-Il (The chonger) told a visiting chinese diplomat that he wants a Nuclear-Free Korean Peninsula. This is on the eve of the new round of six-party talks set to start July 25.
This is indeed exciting news, and something that should not be taken lightly. We all know that North Korea has no history of deception or lying to get what they want. I seem to remember an agreement with South Korea a short time ago wherein the ROK agreed to give the DPRK 500,000 tons of rice, just to get them to the 6-party talks.
My guess is that what the Chonger really wanted was a Nuclear Korea, free of the ROK and the United States' influence. However, since he has no food, or energy, he's got to tiptoe the line once more and coddle more goods from his adversaries.
I don't like the idea of giving North Korea any more aid until they show something for which they should get aid. They have lied for 50 years and will continue to do so as long as we, and the other nations involved, keep giving them what they want.