April 23, 2007
(More than) a day later, but not a dollar short. That pretty much sums up what to Pyongyang is a perfectly reasonable negotiating position. It will honor its end of the Feb. 13, 2007 "action for action" denuclearization deal, once the money is in the bank. In short, "checkbook diplomacy" still works with North Korea; the "check’s in the mail" diplomacy does not!