U.S., DPRK start talks on financial dispute

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December 19, 2006 11:07pm CST
THE United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) started yesterday to discuss the financial dispute between them, according to an official with the U.S. Embassy in China. Daniel Glaser, U.S. Treasury Department’s deputy assistant secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes, is in Beijing for the meeting. The DPRK delegation on this issue arrived in Beijing yesterday. In September 2005, the DPRK agreed in principle to dismantle its nuclear facilities during the six-party talks, but boycotted the meeting following the financial sanctions imposed by the United States.
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