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China in efforts to bridge U.S., North Korea differences

March 6, 2008

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is in discussions with the United States and North Korea on how to bridge differences and restart talks on ending the North’s nuclear ambitions, a senior Chinese Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il waves to soldiers during his ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il waves to soldiers during his inspection of the Korean People’s Army Unit 1159 in this photo released by the Korean Central News Agency on December 2, 2007. The exact date and location for this photo are not disclosed. China has urged North Korea to come forward and deliver on a nuclear disarmament pact before President George W. Bush leaves office early next year, diplomatic sources said on Thursday.
(Korea News Service/Reuters)

Talks on disarming North Korea have been on hold since Pyongyang missed an end-2007 deadline to give a complete inventory of its nuclear arms program as agreed under a multilateral deal.

“China has raised all kinds of means with both the American and the North Korean sides,” Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei told reporters on the sidelines of China’s annual parliament session.

“We are still discussing these means.”

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