Japan's foreign minister said Wednesday that his country won’t give aid to North Korea despite an agreement to disable its main reactor by year's end.
North Korea agreed Wednesday to provide a complete list of its nuclear programs and disable its facilities at its main reactor complex by Dec. 31.
In return, the North is to receive 1 million tons of heavy fuel oil or other assistance. But Tokyo has refused to provide such aid unless Pyongyang accounts for its abduction of Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 80s.
"Japan's policy remains unchanged," Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura told reporters Wednesday in Tokyo.