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» October 4, 2011

North Korea Rejects Preconditions for Nuclear Talks


Kim Jong Il

North Korea on Tuesday rejected US preconditions for a resumption of long-stalled six-nation nuclear disarmament talks, saying Washington is trying to shift the blame for the failure to restart dialogue.

"If preconditions are necessary for the resumption of the talks, it is essential to set preconditions on the basis of equality for all," the North's official news agency said.

"The DPRK (North Korea) calls for resuming the talks without preconditions. But the US is creating wrong impression that there are things which the DPRK has to do first for the resumption of the talks," it said.

"The US talk about preconditions is little short of an artifice to shift the blame for the failure to resume the six-party talks onto the DPRK." Full Article   

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