Flashback: then US assistant secretary of state Christopher Hill, Japanese delegation leader Kenichiro Sasae, Chinese vice foreign minister Wu Dawei, South Korean deputy foreign minister Song Min-soon, North Korea's chief negotiator Kim Gye-gwan and Russian deputy foreign minister Alexander Alexeyev shake hands at the close of talks over North Korea's nuclear programme held at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing, China, in 2005. Photo: EPA Flashback: then US assistant secretary of state Christopher Hill, Japanese delegation leader Kenichiro Sasae, Chinese vice foreign minister Wu Dawei, South Korean deputy foreign minister Song Min-soon, North Korea's chief negotiator Kim Gye-gwan and Russian deputy foreign minister Alexander Alexeyev shake hands at the close of talks over North Korea's nuclear programme held at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing, China, in 2005. Photo: EPA
Flashback: then US assistant secretary of state Christopher Hill, Japanese delegation leader Kenichiro Sasae, Chinese vice foreign minister Wu Dawei, South Korean deputy foreign minister Song Min-soon, North Korea's chief negotiator Kim Gye-gwan and Russian deputy foreign minister Alexander Alexeyev shake hands at the close of talks over North Korea's nuclear programme held at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing, China, in 2005. Photo: EPA

Former US and Japanese nuclear negotiators warn that Kim Jong-un deserves no ‘carrots’

Christopher Hill and Mitoji Yabunaka sat at the negotiating table with Pyongyang in the past, but agree the onus is on North Korea to defuse the latest crisis

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis
Flashback: then US assistant secretary of state Christopher Hill, Japanese delegation leader Kenichiro Sasae, Chinese vice foreign minister Wu Dawei, South Korean deputy foreign minister Song Min-soon, North Korea's chief negotiator Kim Gye-gwan and Russian deputy foreign minister Alexander Alexeyev shake hands at the close of talks over North Korea's nuclear programme held at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing, China, in 2005. Photo: EPA Flashback: then US assistant secretary of state Christopher Hill, Japanese delegation leader Kenichiro Sasae, Chinese vice foreign minister Wu Dawei, South Korean deputy foreign minister Song Min-soon, North Korea's chief negotiator Kim Gye-gwan and Russian deputy foreign minister Alexander Alexeyev shake hands at the close of talks over North Korea's nuclear programme held at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing, China, in 2005. Photo: EPA
Flashback: then US assistant secretary of state Christopher Hill, Japanese delegation leader Kenichiro Sasae, Chinese vice foreign minister Wu Dawei, South Korean deputy foreign minister Song Min-soon, North Korea's chief negotiator Kim Gye-gwan and Russian deputy foreign minister Alexander Alexeyev shake hands at the close of talks over North Korea's nuclear programme held at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing, China, in 2005. Photo: EPA
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