N Korea Ready To Hold Nuclear Talks

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At a recent summit with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Siberia, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il showed his willingness to impose a nuclear-test moratorium. Kim expressed his country’s readiness to suspend nuclear tests and production, and called for the resuming of the six party aid-for-disarmament talks. Previous dialogues on nuclear matters with North Korea have been unsuccessful. North Korea is believed to have weaponized plutonium for at least six atomic and a uranium enrichment program which has raised alarms internationally especially in South Korea and the United States.

This is Kim’s fist trip to Moscow since 2002.