A US diplomat met Thursday with Russia's nuclear envoy to discuss how to restart disarmament talks with North Korea, and Russian news reports said no resumption was likely until at least mid-December.
The meeting between US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Alexeyev came after the North agreed last week to end a yearlong boycott of the Chinese-organized nuclear talks. No date has been set.
No details of the Burns-Alexeyev meeting were immediately released.
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