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===North Korean nukes===
[[File:ClintonTIME9801.jpg|thumb|190px|Clinton gave low-priority to foreign policy issues and anything that would take the focus off his domestic agenda.]]
From 1985 to 1992, N. Korea "bought time" for its nuclear weapons program by entering into a series of agreements under which it promised to "
deweaponize" its reactors and halt further production of plutonium. Clinton wished top remove the possibility of a crisis before his 1996 re-election bid. By Clinton's second, however, N. Korea had violated the terms of most of the non-proliferation agreements and abandoned the rest.
Clinton signed an agreement on paper with [[Kim Il-sung]] accepting a vague promise that
the North would temporarily halt its work on a nuclear weapon. The "agreement" was known as the "Agreed Framework."<ref>http://usgovinfo.about.com/library/weekly/aankorea.htm</ref>