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Six-nation talks on N. Korea resume

From Times Wire Reports

Six-nation talks on North Korea’s nuclear program resumed in Beijing today for the first time in more than a year, a test of whether the regime in Pyongyang is willing to negotiate after its surprise atomic test rattled the region this fall.

The test prompted sanctions from the United Nations Security Council, and U.S. negotiators since have tried to persuade neighboring nations, including China, to enforce the measures.

North Korea had boycotted the oft-delayed talks, which began in 2003, in a dispute over a U.S. measure freezing its accounts in Macau.

The U.S. believes that the accounts are linked to money laundering.

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