“This is a good deal for the United States. North Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. South Korea and our other allies will be better protected. The entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons. ... The United States and international inspectors will carefully monitor North Korea to make sure it keeps its commitments.”
~ President Bill Clinton, extolling the virtues of nuclear deal with N. Korea signed earlier that morning, on Oct 21, 1994 (view here). Twelve years later, on Oct 9, 2006, N. Korea demonstrated its nuclear capabilities with its first underground nuclear test.