UNC, DPRK finish colonel-level talks with no progress

17:53, August 10, 2010      

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The U.S.-led United Nations Command (UNC) and DPRK military authorities on Tuesday finished the fourth round of colonel-level meeting without much progress, local media reported citing a UNC official.

The two-hour meeting, convened the fourth time since July 15 to discuss the sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), only confirmed their differing stance on the issue and ended without a new round of talks proposed, the Yonhap News Agency said.

Pyongyang has repeatedly denied its role in the sinking in March, which killed 46 South Korean sailors. The current series of meetings precede general-level talks over the sinking, the UNC has said.

The two have held 16 general-level talks since 1998 as part of a trust-building measure, and the latest round was held in March 2009.

Source: Xinhua


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