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U.S. and North Korea Make Contact Again

Posted August. 24, 2005 03:01,   


The U.S. Department of State revealed on August 22 that after North Korea and the U.S. made two phone call contacts last week, they held a third round of diplomatic talks on that day.

In a regular briefing, U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said that Washington held a third contact meeting with Pyongyang, explaining that through what is called the New York channel, the U.S. conveyed a message saying that the U.S. is willing to respond to the questions of the six-party talks, and the North replied to it.”

McCormack, however, refused to comment further over whether the third contact between the two countries was a phone call or a face-to-face talk.

Seung-Ryun Kim srkim@donga.com