China urges six-party talks over N. Korea nuclear program

China on Saturday urged the countries involved in talks on ending North Korea’s nuclear program to resume negotiations that stalled seven years ago. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the multilateral talks involving China, the United States, Russia, Japan, South Korea and North Korea are still the best way to address the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula. He made the remarks at a symposium commemorating the 10th anniversary of a joint statement, in which all six parties agreed to commit to denuclearizing the peninsula. The talks collapsed in 2008, when North Korea refused inspections and declared the deal void.



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