Report: North Korea Ready to Implement Six-Party Agreement

North Korea is ready to implement an agreement reached earlier this week on initial steps for denuclearization, a news report Thursday quoted the North's top envoy to the disarmament talks as saying.

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"The talks went well," Kyodo News agency quoted North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan as saying on his return from the Beijing-hosted six-nation negotiations.

"We are ready to implement the results of the meeting," he said at Pyongyang airport to both Russia's ambassador and a senior Chinese embassy official, according to Kyodo.

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