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North Korea fully ready to end nuclear work

North Korea is fully prepared to shut down its nuclear facilities and allow inspections, a South Korean official said in New York, where envoys from Pyongyang and Washington are set to begin rare talks on improving ties. North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan has been on a visit to the United States since Thursday, becoming the highest-ranking official to do so since 2000. “I don’t think there’s any doubt about the North’s readiness to execute the initial steps,” South Korean envoy Chun Yung-woo was quoted as saying in New York, referring to measures Pyongyang has agreed to on shutting down its nuclear activities. Full Story

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