[WORLD] Six Party Talks Stalled as North Korea Refuses to Keep Good on Earlier Promises

D-Bo, Nov. 14, 2013, 4:09 p.m.

The denuclearization program for North Korea has been stalled once again due to North Korea’s refusal to honor previous commitments before returning toward 6 party talks.  The North has refused steps toward denuclearization unless the six country party talks begin first.  The response and stalemate is a result of the efforts of South Korea, Japan, and the United States insisting that Pyongyang make good on their promises if they are to resume negotiations.

Chief Chinese nuclear envoy Wu Dawei visited Washington and Pyongyang in recent weeks while chief South Korean nuclear negotiator Cho Tae-yong is expected to go to Beijing following his recent trip to Washington.

The daily said the North's answer to the demands "is that the U.S. should not expect us to take any preliminary step."  "We are neither in a hurry nor afraid of anything," the daily added. "We will never take any preliminary denuclearization measure unless the U.S. shows with action that it will revoke its hostile policy" against the North. 

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