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DPRK, US hold informal talks over the weekend

04-02-2012 14:06 BJT

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The US-based Aspen Institute think tank says DPRK and American delegations have held informal talks in Germany, amid tensions over Pyongyang’s plans for a long-range rocket launch. The so-called "track 2" dialogue took place over the weekend, outside Berlin.

The talks come at a significant time for the Korean Peninsula. Pyongyang says the planned launch is part of celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late President Kim Il Sung. The US and other nations say it will be viewed as a cover for a long-range missile test and violates UN Security Council resolutions. Last year, the Aspen Institute also hosted a DPRK-US meeting in Germany.

Editor:Shi Jierui |Source: CNTV

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