SEOUL, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- North Korea is expected to rejoin six-nation talks on its nuclear weapons program within weeks, a U.S. congressional delegation said in Seoul Friday.
In a news conference after a trip to North Korea, Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said he told North Korean officials that the United States would not attack the communist country to end its nuclear drive.
Weldon led a bipartisan delegation to Pyongyang this week and met No. 2 leader Kim Yong Nam, Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun and other officials to discuss the nuclear standoff.
"Our unanimous impression is that North Korea is ready to return to the six-party talks," Weldon said. "I am convinced that ... the six-nation talks can and will resume in a matter of weeks, as opposed to months or years."
The six-member delegation flew into Seoul Friday after a Jan. 11-14 visit to North Korea.