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North Korea has made a blockbuster deal to suspend its nuclear program.
It it could signal that the new leader there Kim -- on her Kim the younger is finally ready to find a new way forward for his struggling country.
Or it could be just another fake out in a long line of diplomatic deception.
The US State Department in North Korea's official news agency announced agreement.
And here's what it includes.
North Korea -- -- nuclear testing it'll stop enriching uranium or that's what they're claiming at least.
And -- put an end to long range missile tests.
It'll also allow international inspectors to verify that it's following through with the deal.
The US will give North Korea half billion pounds of food.
By the way for a country where thousands of people have died in a years long famine.
Of course is the secretary of state Hillary Clinton pointed out today we don't actually know whether North Korea will hold up its end of the bargain.
The United States I will be quick to add still has profound.
But on the occasion of Kim Jung Il's death.
I said that it is our hope that the new leadership will choose to -- their nation on to the path of peace by living up to its obligations.
There will see soon enough.
-- she talks were correspondent Jonathan Hunt is here with us and a lot of fine print in this deal and the devil is also often in the detail.
He had set leadership first of all on the uranium in -- -- North Korea has act.
Actually agreed to do.
Is stop enriching uranium at just one facility young beyond all the intelligence estimates say.
That they're -- several other nuclear facilities at which North Korea can still enrich uranium spread around the country.
Secondly the weapons inspectors will only get access to that young don't bomb.
Not any of the others and -- Pass the whole -- longer -- long range missile -- experts like Gordon Chang say North Korea has ways around that to listen.
The north Koreans and Iranians for more than a decade have had a comprehensive partnership with regard to not only nuclear weapons.
But also with regard to long range missiles so the north Koreans can test their long range missiles in Iran.
So in a rainy and test we have to assume is -- North Korean tests.
With all those workarounds and caveats experts like Gordon -- say this deal -- his belly with -- Paper it's -- barely worth that but if you look at this with a silver lining at least there's a door -- for disarmament -- yet and we could get to those six party disarmament talks if this deal -- but we've been down this road -- -- In 1990 -- when can also the founder of North Korea died.
His son and that Kim Jong-Il took over did a very similar deal only to renege on it and use it as a way of buying time question now.
Is whether his successor Kim Jong long -- the younger is trying the same tactic -- Chang likes to quote -- saying history.
Repeats itself administration officials.
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