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Russia Urges Further Development in Korea Nuclear Talks
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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 saying.

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 situation.

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)

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