Just found this story via Drudge. It appears North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il is sorry and is feeling the heat from the international community virtually unanimously opposed to his nuclear aspirations.
Or is he?
From the AP:
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il expressed regret about his country's nuclear test to a Chinese delegation and said Pyongyang would return to international nuclear talks if Washington backs off a campaign to financially isolate the country, a South Korean newspaper reported Friday.Anything short of full cooperation, including the dismantling of his questionable nuclear facilities and free reigns for IAEA inspectors, equate more of the same North Korean deceit. I don't trust Kim Jong-il, nor do I believe this to be anything resembling sincerity.
"If the U.S. makes a concession to some degree, we will also make a concession to some degree, whether it be bilateral talks or six-party talks," Kim was quoted as telling a Chinese envoy, the mass- circulation Chosun Ilbo reported, citing a diplomatic source in China.
Kim told the Chinese delegation that "he is sorry about the nuclear test," the newspaper reported.