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Koreas Hold 'Constructive' Nuke Talks

Set sights on resuming six-party meetings

(Newser) - Top officials from North and South Korea today met in what was the countries' first high-level meeting since 2008, holding productive nuclear talks in Indonesia, Reuters reports. “I had very constructive and useful conversations with my counterpart,” said South Korea's nuclear envoy. “We agreed to continue... More »

South Korea Agrees to Talks With North

Meetings intended to lower military tensions

(Newser) - South Korea has accepted a Northern Korean proposal for talks between the two nations' defense ministers, in an effort to ease tensions following the Yeonpyeong shelling. The North has offered to sit down several times this month, but until now Seoul has rejected its overtures, demanding an apology for the... More »

US, South Korea Refuse Talks With North

They say it'd be rewarding the Kims for bad behavior

(Newser) - The US, South Korea, and Japan are saying “thanks, but no thanks” to China’s request for emergency talks with North Korea, arguing that talks would only reward the rogue regime for its recent aggression. “The United States and a host of others, I don’t think, are... More »

China: Time for 6-Party Korea Talks

US-South Korea military exercises begin

(Newser) - As South Korea and the US begin naval exercises prompted by North Korean aggression, China is urging an emergency renewal of six-party talks on the matter, reports the New York Times . China wants to meet with North and South Korea, Japan, Russia, and the US in Beijing in the coming... More »

North Korea Is Talking: Let's Listen

Pyongyang sending 'strong signals' it wants to deal

(Newser) - Now that he's back from North Korea, Jimmy Carter says Kim Jong Il is showing "clear, strong signals" that he's ready to deal (again) on his nuclear arsenal. Kim delivered the same message to Beijing, writes Carter, which is why China is pushing for the resumption of six-party talks.... More »

Obama Sends Personal Letter to Kim Jong-Il

Missive delivered during envoy's visit to Pyongyang

(Newser) - President Obama has written a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il as part of an intense effort to draw the reclusive nation back to nuclear disarmament talks, a senior State Department official says. The letter was delivered to North Korean officials last week by Obama's special envoy during... More »

North Korea Weighs Return to Nuke Talks

Depends on meeting with US, Kim Jong Il tells China premier

(Newser) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il told China's premier today that the North was prepared to return to multi-nation disarmament talks depending on progress in its two-way negotiations with the US. Kim's comments were the clearest sign yet that Pyongyang was readying to resume the six-nation talks it withdrew from... More »

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