North Korea says nuclear talks with US will resume on Oct. 5

Both leaders maintain that they have a good personal relationship. The U.S. has said the last summit in Vietnam broke down because of North Korea’s excessive demands for sanctions relief in return for limited disarmament measures.
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A senior North Korean diplomat says North Korea and the United States have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations on Oct. 5 following a months-long stalemate over withdrawal of sanctions in exchange for disarmament.

North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said in a statement on Tuesday that North Korea and the United States will have a preliminary contact on Oct. 4 before holding working-level talks on Oct. 5.

Choe expressed optimism over the outcome of the meeting but did not say where it would take place.

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