Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Uh Oh, North Korea Is at It Again.

According to the Yomiuri website, Korean Central News Agency, the DPRK wire service, claims that "the countries decided to provide economic and energy assistance equivalent to 1 million tons of heavy oil in conjunction with the extraordinary/temporary/provisional/special/extra suspension of operations at the nuclear facilities" (my translation).

This is going to be a long year…

ADD: Feb. 14 9:51 AM
FYI, "extraordinary/temporary/provisional/special/extra" is my translation for the single word "臨時". I wanted to convey the (likely intentional) ambiguity in the DPRK news release. My fault if I didn't get my point across clearly.