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Thursday, October 20, 2011

U.S. To Resume Talks With North Korea

Talks resume, oh boy.
Its been a few months without anything and before that its been even longer, so why not have a little chit chat with the lonely little Kimmie and his minions.

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. will resume direct talks with North Korea next week in Geneva in the hope that engaging Kim Jong Il’s regime will prevent it from taking hostile actions, including nuclear weapons tests.

A U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity said that while there is no new information suggesting a change of heart by North Korea, the Obama administration has decided that engagement may prevent hostile provocations. The U.S. yesterday announced the appointment of a full-time envoy to oversee the effort to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program, with Glyn Davies, ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, succeeding Stephen Bosworth...

“I don’t think we can expect much out of this meeting, but it could be seen as progress if they can at least set agendas for future talks,” said Dong Yong Sueng, a senior fellow at the Samsung Economic Research Institute in Seoul. “This will just serve to help ease tensions and create a more favorable atmosphere.”

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