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China working nuclear channels in Pyongyang

Feb. 19, 2014 at 11:27 AM   |   Comments

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Chinese government said Wednesday it was working to bring negotiating partners back to the table to discuss security on the Korean Peninsula.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin is in Pyongyang meeting with his counterparts from the North Korean government. China's official Xinhua News Agency reported Liu was working to create the right conditions to resume six-party nuclear talks.

Six-party talks between the two Koreas, China, the United States, Russia and Japan stalled in 2009. North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests since then.

Russian Ambassador Alexander Timonin told state news agency RIA Novosti in early February diplomacy was still the best way to resolve the nuclear impasse with North Korea.

Xinhua reported authorities in Pyongyang said they're willing to work with China to find a way to resume the nuclear talks.

North Korea is accused by its rivals of putting its nuclear and military ambitions ahead of the welfare of its people. Abuses uncovered by a U.N. Commission of Inquiry probing the human rights situation in North Korea prompted U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to say the situation should be referred to the International Criminal Court.

Topics: Navi Pillay
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