The Imgflip watermark helps other people find where the meme was created so they can create memes too! However, if you really want to, you can remove our watermark from all the images you create, as well as remove the ads and improve your image creation capabilities with Imgflip Pro or Imgflip Pro Basic. On April 5, 2009, following repeated warnings from the United States, Japan, and South Korea, Pyongyang fired a modified Taepo Dong 2 missile, supposedly as part of its civilian space program. On April 13, the UN Security Council issued a presidential statement in which it called the test a violation of Resolution 1718 and soon after extended sanctions against North Korean companies. North Korea responded on April 14 and said it would no longer participate in the six-party talks and was no longer bound by any of the earlier agreements reached during the talks. While China requested a return to the Forum, South Korea, Japan and the United States met separately to discuss common strategies for the next round and ways to set up a verifiable inspection system. In late October 2003, China secured an agreement from North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to return to the Six-Party Talks, after U.S. President George W. Bush expressed his openness to informal security assurances without a non-aggression pact or peace treaty. However, the US would still not allow its diplomats to speak directly with North Korean negotiators and was demanding unilateral concessions from Pyongyang. The U.S. central demand was for North Korea to declare itself ready to „completely, verifiable, and irreversibly dismantle“ its nuclear program, a policy known as CVID.
The day after the agreement on the joint statement, the North Korean State Department said the United States should provide a light-water reactor „as soon as possible.“ (See ACT, November 2005.) Although Pyongyang appeared to refrain from this request in the days that followed, differences remain over the date of talks on the provision of such a reactor. The second measure was delayed until 11 October 2008. The need for a verification system had been reaffirmed in a joint communiqué of the six parties dated 12 July. A U.S. proposal dated August 11 On August 27, 2008, allowing it to authorize verification inspections at sites throughout North Korea was strongly rejected.