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N.Korea nuclear talks at a crossroads

The main U.S. envoy on North Korea’s nuclear program said Sunday that arms negotiations had reached a “fork in the road” between diplomacy and sanctions, and called for progress at the six-party talks set to resume following a 13-month hiatus. Negotiators were gathering to discuss how to implement a September 2005 agreement, the only accord ever reached at the multiparty talks. At that time, the North pledged to disarm in exchange for aid and security guarantees. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill emphasized upon his arrival in Beijing that all sides “have to take those ideas on paper and move them to the ground.” Full Story

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