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Russian FM meets North Korea leader, says nuclear talks could yield accords

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met North Korea’s top leader Kim Jong-Il and said his talks had led to optimism over upcoming round of negotiations on Pyongyang’s nuclear program, it was reported. The next round of six-way talks in Beijing could result in “quite concrete agreements,” Lavrov was quoted by Russia’s Interfax news agency as saying following his meetings in North and South Korea over the past few days. Lavrov arrived in Pyongyang on Sunday following a 24-hour visit to South Korea. The third round of six-nation nuclear crisis talks ended in Beijing last month without a breakthrough, although the United States, the two Koreas, China, Japan and Russia agreed to meet again by the end of September. Full Story

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