Russia urges North Korea to restart nuke talks

Russia`s foreign minister has urged North Korea to return to six-nation disarmament talks on Pyongyang`s nuclear programmes.

Updated: Dec 14, 2010, 15:25 PM IST

Moscow: Russia`s foreign minister has
urged North Korea to return to six-nation disarmament talks on Pyongyang`s nuclear programmes.

The foreign ministry statement says Sergey Lavrov told
his North Korean counterpart, Pak Ui Chun, about Russia`s
"serious concern" over North Korea`s new uranium enrichment facility.
The North claimed it has recently completed 2,000
centrifuges that can help enrich uranium for a new reactor.
Pyongyang had agreed to dismantle its nuclear
programmes in return for aid and other concessions before the
talks stalled last year after the nation conducted its second
nuclear test.

Moscow has repeatedly called for resumption of talks
with Pyongyang.

Bureau Report