Koreans Meet, Make No Gains

Associated Press

South and North Korean delegations met for the first time since the Olympics today, but failed to make progress in their efforts to find ways to reunite their divided land.

Each side accused the other of blocking progress during the two-hour meeting, but agreed to resume talks on Nov. 17. “The northern side took an insincere stand throughout and there was no progress,” Lee Han Dong, a South Korean delegate, told a news conference. “The South’s position was basically the same as before and they made no concessions at all,” said the chief North Korean negotiator, Chon Kum Chol.