Talk Isn't Cheap

It was news the world wanted to hear: at the end of a four-day trip to Pyongyang last week, a U.S. congressional delegation declared North Korea was ready to return to the long-delayed six-party talks over its nuclear weapons program. Pyongyang had pulled out of negotiations with the U.S., China, South Korea, Japan and Russia last August, citing a "hostile" U.S. attitude; this time, said delegation leader Republican Curt Weldon, talks could resume in "weeks, not months or years." But, as Weldon conceded, there's a catch: before they come back to the table, the North Koreans want to know the make-up...

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