Officials from North Korea concluded a three-day meeting with a
visiting US delegation Saturday on the implementation of an
agreement under the six-party talks.
"Issues of concern in implementing the October 3 agreement made
at the six-party talks were discussed," said the official Korean
Central News Agency (KCNA).
The discussion reportedly took place in "an earnest and
practical atmosphere," but no further details were released.
From Thursday to Saturday, Sung Kim, director of the US State
Department's Office of Korean Affairs, visited North Korea to
persuade Pyongyang to make a full declaration on its nuclear
Upon arrival in Beijing from Pyongyang on Saturday, Kim told
reporters at the airport that the DPRK did not give a full
declaration as demanded by the US during his trip.
North Korea, which has missed a year-end deadline to make a full
and complete declaration of its nuclear program, argued that the
delay was caused by others who failed to fulfill in time their
commitments under the accord.
Under an October agreement of the six-party talks, which also
involve Russia, China, South Korea and Japan, the DPRK agreed to
disable all its existing nuclear facilities and provide a complete
and correct declaration of all its nuclear programs by the end of
(Xinhua News Agency February 3, 2008)