DPRK on 6-Party Talks

Pyongyang, November 1, 2006 (Korean Central News Agency)

A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on Nov. 1 as regards the bilateral and multi-lateral contacts made in Beijing with main emphasis on the DPRK-U.S. contact: The DPRK recently took a self-defensive counter-measure against the U.S. increasing nuclear threat and financial sanctions against it.

Bilateral and multi-lateral contacts took place in Beijing on Oct. 31 with main emphasis on the contact between the DPRK and the U.S.

Discussed there were issues of seeking ways for the resumption of the six-party talks. The DPRK decided to return to the six-party talks on the premise that the issue of lifting financial sanctions will be discussed and settled between the DPRK and the U.S. within the framework of the six-party talks.