China urges nations to restart NKorea nuke talks

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BEIJING (AP) -- China's foreign minister has called for the resumption of long-stalled six-nation talks on nuclear disarmament in North Korea.

Yang Jiechi said Monday at a seminar in Beijing that China urged all nations involved to seize the opportunity posed by recent positive exchanges between parties concerned.

Though he did not get into specifics, the positive interactions he mentioned likely referred to the top nuclear envoys of the two Koreas agreeing in July in a meeting in Indonesia to work on restarting the talks.

A South Korean official says the envoys -- South Korea's Wi Sung-lac and North Korea's Ri Yong Ho -- will meet again in Beijing on Wednesday to try to create an environment for the negotiations to resume.