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» August 2, 2011

U.S. Still Cautious About Next Steps on North Korea

Lee Chi-dong | Yonhap News Agency

Kim and Bosworth

After "good and constructive" talks with North Korea last week, the United States on Monday maintained a guarded stance on next steps.

U.S. officials neither confirmed nor denied Pyongyang's announcement that the two sides agreed to further dialogue when North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan and Stephen Bosworth, U.S. special representative for policy on the communist nation, met in New York on Thursday and Friday.

"We thought that these were good meetings, that they were constructive. And we're going to consult with our partners on the way forward," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said at a press briefing.

He added he has nothing to announce yet on Bosworth's potential trips to South Korea, China and Japan to share the results of his talks with Kim. Full Article   

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