6,994. 2/15/2007

“In February [2007], negotiators for the United States and four other nations had reached a major deal in which North Korea agreed to close its main nuclear reactor in exchange for $400 million in fuel oil and aid. The Korean talks had been led by Christopher Hill, the assistant secretary of state for East Asia, but [Secretary of State Condoleezza] Rice had been unusually involved in his deliberations.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Elisabeth Bumiller, Condoleezza Rice: An American Life, Page 306

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