N. Korea says it 'understands need to resume nuclear talks'

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London, Dec.11 (ANI): North Korea has said that it understands the need to resume the stalled international talks on ending its nuclear programs, and that it agrees to work with the United States to narrow unspecified "remaining differences."

According to The Telegraph, the statement from North Korea's Foreign Ministry was the first reaction from the communist nation to three days of high-level talks with President Barack Obama's special envoy.

Upon returning from North Korea, envoy Stephen Bosworth made similar remarks in Seoul that the two sides reached common understandings on the need to restart the nuclear talks.

The North said in the statement that this week's meetings with the US "deepened mutual understandings, narrowed differences in their respective views and identified not a small number of things in common."

"A series of mutual understandings were also reached on the need to resume" the nuclear talks and to implement a 2005 disarmament pact, the North said in a statement, carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

]The two sides "agreed to continue to cooperate to narrow remaining differences," it said.t did not elaborate what those remaining differences are. (ANI)

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