S. Korea: North showing 'flexibility' on nukes

January 24, 2007 07:03

North Korea has been showing "flexibility" in meetings on its nuclear program, the South's foreign minister said Wednesday, the latest indication that progress may be made when international arms talks resume. "South Korea and the United States have presented a proactive proposal aimed at implementing the Sept. 19 agreement, and North Korea is showing flexibility on this," Song Min-soon told reporters at a regular media briefing. He was referring to a September 2005 pact in which the North pledged to abandon its nuclear program in exchange for aid and security guarantees. Song declined to elaborate on details of the proposal, saying negotiations were still under way.

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