North Korean leader arrives at Russia-China border
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
MOSCOW (AP) -- News reports say the North Korean leader's armored train has arrived at the Russian-Chinese border, and he is expected to cross into Manchuria in China's northeast shortly.
The Interfax news agency reported Thursday that Kim Jong Il's train was seen at the Zabaikalsk railway station.
Kim met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude on Wednesday and agreed to impose a nuclear test and production moratorium if international talks on Pyongyang's atomic program resume.
The Kremlin said Kim had expressed readiness to return to the talks without preconditions.
Faced with deepening sanctions and economic woes, North Korea has pushed to restart the six-sided talks that involve both Koreas, the United States, China, Russia and Japan.