North Korea looks to restart six-nation talks

Offer “nothing new,” U.S. says

North Korea’s reclusive dictator has offered to pause his country’s nuclear and missile programs if six-nation talks resume. Kim Jong Il’s comments come as reports on the state of North Korea’s deteriorating economy continue to leak out. Tens of thousands of North Koreans could face starvation this year. South Korea and the United States have rejected the North Korean offer. The countries have insisted that North Korea put a stop to it’s nuclear program before any talks take place.

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