North Korea will shut down its nuclear facilities in Yongbyon if
its funds are comprehensively unfrozen, said its top delegate to
the six-party talks Kim Kye-gwan.
Kim addressed the chief envoys' meeting in Beijing on Monday
morning that only when the funds issue is solved substantially can
trust be established among all sides.
He also stressed that the trust among the six sides is very
The new round of six-party talks was launched Monday morning.
Prior to the opening ceremony, the six sides held a chief envoys'
(Xinhua News Agency March 19, 2007)