Russia called on Tuesday for further development in the
six-party talks on the Korean Peninsular nuclear issue.
"Moscow pins great hopes on progress reached at the latest round
of the six-nation negotiations in Beijing," the Russian Itar- Tass
news agency cited First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Denisov as
He said that the latest round of talks, involving China, North
Korea, the United States, South Korea, Russia and Japan, was
"useful" and offered chance for diplomats to meet and discuss the
However, this round "failed to yield anticipated results due to
disagreements between the United States and North Korea," he said,
asking for "comprehensive support" to the progress.
The six-round of the talks have been in recess since March 22 as
North Korean delegation refused to resume and attend the talks
until its frozen funds at Macao's Banco Delta Asia bank is fully
transferred. The parties agreed that they will continue to advance
the process of the talks.
The six-party talks was kicked off in August, 2003 in the
Chinese capital Beijing.
(Xinhua News Agency April 4, 2007)