Shutting Down the N. Korea Nuclear Program
In February of this year North Korea agreed to end it's nuclear program in exchange of aid for the country. According to The Hankyoreh five of the nuclear facilities have been shut down. Talks about shutting down the remainder of the facilities and reaching denuclearization have started again because of suspicions that have risen over North Korea's nuclear cooperation with Syria. According to the BBC North Korea is denying any nuclear association with Syria.
According to ITAR-TASS the six way talks will begin on September 27 in Beijing. The head of the Russian Delegation is expecting many problems to arise due to limited success of previous talks. Although, according to the BBC the US chief negotiator and his North Korean counterpart appear "very much on the same wavelength." The talks are expected to be finished by September 30.