Bush: N. Korea deal best way to get rid of nukes

February 13, 2007 21:33

President George W. Bush defended a nuclear agreement reached Tuesday with North Korea, calling it "the best opportunity" for diplomacy to succeed in ridding the Pyongyang government of all atomic weapons and capabilities. "I am pleased with the agreements reached today at the six-party talks in Beijing," the president said in a statement read by his press secretary, Tony Snow. "These talks represent the best opportunity to use diplomacy to address North Korea's nuclear programs," Bush added. "They reflect the common commitment of the participants to a Korean Peninsula that is free of nuclear weapons."

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