[스팟TV] 콘돌리사 라이스 미 국무장관이 연말 기자회견에서 "미국은 북한이 핵포기 선언을 기대하고 있다"고 밝혔다. 라이스 장관은 "북한의 선언이 올해 안에 있을 것"으로 예상한다고 말했다.
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Well, I'm not going to comment on specific reports or certainly on intelligence matters, but we have been very clear that we expect a declaration from North Korea that is complete and that is accurate. As you know, we have long been concerned about highly enriched uranium as an alternative route in North Korea and so we expect there to be a declaration that is complete and accurate. I also want to note that there is a considerable diplomatic effort underway not just by the United States, but by other members of the six-party talks to make certain that we can complete this second phase, both with the disablement, which I should underscore is going very well, and with the declaration. I sincerely hope that we'll -- it’ll be by the end of the year. But the key here is to get the process right and we're going to stay at this until we get it right.