June 13, 1994: North Korea announces its withdrawal from the IAEA. This is different from the exit of the NPT – North Korea still needs to be subject to IAEA inspections as part of its NPT obligations. The IAEA argues that North Korea`s protection agreements remain in force. However, North Korea no longer participates in the IAEA`s functions as a member state. In October 2018, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said he wanted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to accept a declaration to end the Korean War as part of security guarantees to strengthen North Korea`s confidence in a denuclearization agreement. Although Pompeo said he was happy to negotiate with Kim Jong-un on the dismantling of nuclear facilities at the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, he was hesitant to comment on the possibility of a “declaration of war of the end of Korea.”    February 8, 2015: North Korea tests five short-range ballistic missiles from Wonsan. The missiles fly about 125 km northeast of the ocean. June 17, 2020: North Korea destroys north-South Korean liaison office in Kaesong, North Korea. In a statement issued by the Korean Central News Agency, it said the measure was “the latest punitive measure that has been implemented as part of the cutting of all lines of communication between the North and the South.” February 5, 2002: At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Powell confirms the government`s policy that he is ready to resume dialogue with North Korea “at any time, anywhere or anywhere without preconditions.” Powell also confirmed that the government believes that Pyongyang continues to abide by “the moratorium [missile test] they have set and respects the KEDO agreement, which is also known as an agreed framework.
June 15, 2000: After a historic summit, North and South Korea sign a joint declaration in which they declare that they have agreed to resolve the issue of the reunification of the Korean peninsula. The agreement contains promises of reunification of families separated by the family and other economic and cultural exchanges. No commitment is made with regard to nuclear weapons, missile programmes or military operations in the demilitarized zone. Shortly after the signing of the agreement, the U.S. Congress joined the Republican Party, which did not support the agreement.   Some Republican senators were strongly opposed to the agreement and found it appeased.   Originally, emergency funds from the U.S. Department of Defense that were not under congressional control were used to finance transitional oil deliveries under the agreement with international funding. Starting in 1996, Congress allocated appropriations, but not always sufficient amounts.   As a result, some transitional oil deliveries were delivered late.  KEDO`s first director, Stephen Bosworth, later commented, “The agreed framework was a political orphan within two weeks of signing.”  The proposal provides for a two-stage process in which North Korea will receive oil from China, South Korea and Russia, after agreeing to freeze first and then dismantle its nuclear programs.