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North Korean Announces Nuclear Moratorium; Gets US Aid in Exchange

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North Korean arms parade (Photo: BBC Video)

North Korea on Wednesday announced it's suspending its nuclear activities and missile tests in a breakthrough in negotiations with Washington.

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The declaration comes two months after the death of longtime ruler Kim Jong Il.

Stephen Bosworth, the former US special representative for North Korea Policy, says the deal is essentially the same agreement Washington had been negotiating with North Korea's former leader.

"This is essentially the same deal we've been working toward since I was involved," Bosworth told host Lisa Mullins. "And it's the deal that we thought was probably attainable in December before Kim Jong Il's death."

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