NKorea reported ready to halt WMD tests

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MOSCOW (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Russia's president says North Korea is ready to impose a moratorium on tests of weapons of mass destruction.

The ITAR-Tass news agency quotes Natalya Timakova as making the statement after talks Wednesday between North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Timakova said North Korea is ready to resume international talks on its nuclear program without preconditions and "in the course of the talks North Korea will be ready to resolve the question of imposing a moratorium on tests and production of nuclear missile weapons."