DENUCLEARIZATION

N. Korea Will Resume Nuclear Talks

North Korea announced Friday that it is ready to resume nuclear talks, following a visit from special U.S. envoy Stephen Bosworth. Bosworth was sent to normalize diplomatic relations between the two countries and discuss the need for reopening six-party talks with China, South Korea, Japan, and Russia. Last April, North Korea withdrew from a de-nuclearization deal made in 2005 when the U.N. Security Council condemned the country for a rocket launch. However, “It remains to be seen when and how [North Korea] will return to the six-party talks,” Bosworth said.