U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Affairs Glyn Davies speaks to journalists at a hotel in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. The U.S. and North Korea reopen nuclear talks Thursday that will provide a glimpse into where Pyongyang’s opaque government is heading after Kim Jong Il’s death and test its readiness to dismantle nuclear programs for much-needed aid. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and North Korea envoys reopen nuclear talks Thursday, seeking ways for Pyongyang to dismantle its nuclear programs in return for much-needed aid.
The countries were on the verge of a deal to have Washington provide food if Pyongyang suspends its uranium enrichment program when the agreement was upended by the death of the country’s longtime leader Kim Jong Il on Dec. 17.
“Today is, as we say, ‘Game day.’ We will have an opportunity to meet with First Login to read more