With the inauguration of now President Barack Obama, North Korea is now taking a position that it would give up nuclear weapons.
North Korea is taking a different stance on its denuclearization now that they will be working with the Obama Administration. N. Korea says that they would be willing to give up their nuclear weapons, in exchange for diplomatic ties and economic assistance from the United States.
During a Senate confirmation hearing, Hillary Clinton said that one goal would be to end the N. Korean nuclear program.
Differing from the Bush Administration, President Obama favors a more direct approach versus a regime change. A regime that the people of North Korea are quite comfortable with.
N. Korea is still waiting to see the position newly sworn in President Barack Obama will take.