The US has agreed to remove North Korea from an official list of state sponsors of terror, according to the authoritarian country's foreign ministry. The BBC reports that the move followed bilateral talks last week, and was one of many provisions traded for a dismantling of Kim Jong-Il's nuclear program.
The State Department hasn't confirmed any change in North Korea's status, but both countries agree that the Axis of Evil member will stop pursuing nuclear technology. North Korea also claims that the US has agreed to lift all sanctions. The BBC reports that the six-party talks in China later this month will likely lead to further concessions.