There is a different future that is available to North Korea, if they choose differently.
Sometimes we tend to focus more on the personalities and the conflicts, and it really caricatures the issues.
And so there has been a lot of diplomatic movement.
Everyone I have spoken with so far recognises the need for the IRA to respond positively and every has said sooner is better than later and I think there is some concern if it does continue to delay much longer that the situation isn't going to remain the same.
But with lots of good ideas, implementation is the key, and so we need to keep our eye on the ball as we go forward and make sure that people honor their pledges in terms of financial commitments, and that we actually use this money so that it makes a real difference.
You have to play the cards you are dealt and if it has made it harder, it doesn't matter, you still have to get the deal done.
We are hopeful that the North Koreans can show a little bit more realism, a little bit more flexibility.
We have a model that we're following, and it's the Libya model.
It's time for the IRA to go out of business.
The nexus between terrorism and nuclear weapons, or even nuclear material, is obviously a current concern.
And it has to do with having no inventory or stockpiles on the shelf, but items arrive as you need to build your product. What that means is that it's much more difficult to actually find stockpiles of already built weapons.
I'm not sure you can do anything quickly or easily with the North.
What we can do is to explain as clearly as possible what the benefits would be of him going down one path, and what the potential consequences would be if he chooses another path.
Any agreement that you have isn't going to be based on North Korea's intentions or trust.
It's up to Kim Jong Il to make that decision, and we can't make that for him.
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