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Progress expected in Korean nuclear talks after rare meeting

A former US envoy to the United Nations has held a rare meeting with North Korean officials and said he expected “good progress” at the upcoming nuclear talks with Pyongyang. Bill Richardson, currently the governor of New Mexico state, said he urged the North Koreans to shut down their plutonium-producing nuclear reactor in Yongbyon and accept International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors. The meeting “was positive and productive and I am cautiously optimistic that there is the chance for good progress when the six-party talks resume on Monday,” he said in a statement. Full Story

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