August 1st, 2011
08:48 AM ET

North Korea calls for fresh six-party talks

North Korea reiterated its call Monday for a resumption of six-party talks without preconditions, its state-run news agency reported from Pyongyang.

The call follows a rare visit to the United States by North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kae-Gwan, who met with senior U.S. officials last week. It was the first direct meeting between North Korean and U.S. officials since North Korea pulled out of six-party talks in 2008.

In addition to the United States and North Korea, the six-party talks involved China, Japan, Russia and South Korea. The goal was nuclear disarmament on the Korean peninsula.

North Korea has called for the resumption of six-party talks without preconditions before. The United States and South Korea, however, have insisted on some tangible demonstration that North Korea is serious about denuclearization.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    Are they running out of rice again?

    August 1, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    North Korea is serious about the denuclearization of every state except North Korea.
    Let them eat rice.

    August 1, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. CSnSC

    Let them eat plutonium.

    August 1, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ CSnSC:
    1 4 U

    August 1, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. TMcT

    North Korea calls for fresh chance to say crazy sh it to peoples faces and walk out.

    August 1, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT

    what type of food do they have at that party?

    August 1, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. CSnSC

    @RUF, whatever you bring.

    August 1, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  8. Madame Royale

    When that little man in NK is gone, I might take them seriously.
    Until then, not so much.

    August 1, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. CSnSC

    Whenever I hear about NK, I can only picture Bobby Lee from Mad Tv as Kim. Still cracks me up.

    August 1, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. RUFFNUTT

    so it's like –> korea invites you guys to 6 party talks..byob byof

    August 1, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  11. RUFFNUTT

    btw... do they have all the parties at the same time or 1 after another?

    August 1, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  12. Madame Royale

    @CSinSC:
    Exactly!!!

    @Ruffie:
    That's what I thought when I saw the headline...'Fresh 6-Pack!'

    Although that would probably make the talks with the little sh!t go smoother...

    August 1, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. RUFFNUTT

    come join us at the "korea wine mixer"

    August 1, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. nelson

    Just wait, in 6 months they will all be dead and the problem is solved, unless, they start to eat each other (MMMMMMM Kim Cheeeeeeeeeeeeee) all crap and no meat......

    August 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    Worried about nuclarization of the K.peninsula we are talking to N.Korea, inviting their vice.F.minister to Washington. But we cannot & will not talk directly to Iran.

    Nuclear disarmament of Middle East, another flash point, is equally&
    even more a priority in the context of our geo-poltical, strategic & economic goals.

    August 1, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |