20 October 2006

Kim Jong is Illin'

Poor little guy. Musta realized he can't bully anyone into friendship, and now he's sorry.

Mixed messages are emerging from North Korea about whether its leader, Kim Jong Il, intends to stage another nuclear test.

Confusion began Friday with a report from South Korea's Yonhap news agency. The report said Kim regrets staging a nuclear test on October 9 and that he is not planning another.

"His country had no plan to conduct an additional nuclear test" the story indicated, opening up the possibility of a more conciliatory stand by Pyongyang on the nuclear issue.

Yonhap attributed the information to an informed diplomatic source in Beijing, China. The news agency said Kim passed along the promise during a meeting with a Chinese envoy.