White House spokesman Tony Snow said Friday that North Korea's apparent willingness to return to negotiations over its nuclear program would be "good news" if true.
Earlier, Russia's deputy foreign minister, Alexander Alexeyev, said North Korea indicated it was willing to suspend its nuclear activities in keeping with agreements reached in multi-party talks last year, in exchange for aid and security guarantees.
The UN Security Council agreed Friday on the text of a resolution calling for sanctions on North Korea over its declared nuclear test earlier this week.
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