August 6, 2005
Six parties agree to recess N.Korea talks: China
BEIJING (Reuters) - The six parties at North Korean nuclear
crisis talks agreed on Sunday to take a three-week recess and
plan to return to the table in the week of August 29, Chinese
chief negotiator Wu Dawei told a news conference.
Wu said the break was taken to give negotiators a chance to
return to their capitals for consultations. The talks failed to
reach accord on a joint statement, with Pyongyang clinging fast
to its demand to keep nuclear programs for peaceful use.
struggled for 13 days but failed to reach agreement on a
communique that would provide for the dismantling of North
Korea's nuclear programs in return for energy aid and security
guarantees, and end the three-year crisis.