Объединение Азии

Похоже, что ядерные амбиции Северной Кореи поутихли, по крайней мере, на ближайшее время. Шестисторонние переговоры, в конечном счете, возымели успех. Очевидно, что это произошло благодаря твердой оппозиции Китая в отношении оснащения ядерным оружием северо-восточной Азии. Под эгидой шестисторонних переговоров удалось даже провести двухстороннюю встречу между США и Северной Корей, которых так долго жаждал лидер Северной Кореи Ким Чен Ир.

Таким образом, северо-восточная Азия, в данный момент пока что более спокойна и стабильна, чем была последние два десятилетия. И все же, она продолжает оставаться потенциальным очагом возгорания.

Во время напряженных отношений, все более и более уверенная в себе Южная Корея начала строить независимый от своего американского патрона курс. В ноябре 2005 года Международное Агентство по атомной энергии (МАГАТЭ) обвинило южнокорейское правительство в том, что оно обогатило незначительное количество урана до уровня близкого к такому, что его можно было использовать для изготовления атомного оружия. Правительство это отрицало, утверждая, что эксперименты проводились исследователями-учеными «в научных целях» и правительство не знало об этих исследованиях.

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