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Hopes for nuclear deal dim amid NKorean aid demands

Early hopes for a deal to scrap North Korea’s nuclear arms programme have dimmed, according to negotiators, with Japan blaming Pyongyang’s “excessive” demands for aid in return for disarming. “The problem is North Korea has excessive expectations and demands. Unless they reconsider this, it will be difficult to reach an agreement,” Japan’s chief negotiator Kenichiro Sasae told reporters in Beijing on the fourth day of North Korean disarmament talks. “The gap between North Korea and our side still remains wide and severe.” Full Story

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