NBC was the only network to have a reporter accompany Bill Richardson--former UN Ambassador, Governor of New Mexico and Democratic Presidential candidate--to North Korea. The diplomatic deadline for dismantling Pyongyang's plutonium processing plants is looming and likely to be missed, Andrea Mitchell predicted, because of $25m in frozen assets. "The entire agreement could collapse and with it any hopes of resolving the nuclear stalemate." The money was supposed to have been returned by the United States to the North Korean regime by now. "When they get the money, the North Koreans said, they will let nuclear inspectors back in immediately."
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