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Resumption of Six-party Talks Depends on U.S., S. Korea: Xinhua

Beijing, September 19 (KCNA) -- Xinhua carried an article Monday, 6 years since the adoption of the September 19 joint statement.

The article said:

The joint statement provided a framework for the package solution to the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula.

It fully reflected the political desire of the parties concerned to see the peaceful settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue and peace and stability on it.

It also proved that the six-party talks are a realistic and effective way for the peaceful solution to the nuclear issue on the peninsula and indicated the way of steadily promoting and deepening them.

Explaining in detail the principle mentioned in the statement on which the six parties agreed for the denuclearization of the peninsula, the article continued:

After the publication of the joint statement, the above-said parties held two rounds of six-party talks on its basis and adopted joint documents for the implementation of the statement.

The solution to the nuclear issue on the peninsula can not be smooth due to its complicated and sensitive nature.

After the 6th round of the six-party talks the process for the denuclearization of the peninsula stalled and they have not yet been resumed.

The president of the China Institute of International Studies said "Lots of problems remain outstanding between the DPRK and the U.S. and between the DPRK and south Korea because of more than six decades-old grudge between them. Lack of mutual confidence is a basic impediment to solving the nuclear issue on the peninsula."

The U.S. and south Korea lack consistency in their policies toward the DPRK due to internal political reasons which are a major cause of delaying the process for the six-party talks.

Recently there was a fresh sign of the solution to the peninsula issue.

In July this year the DPRK delegation had talks with south Korea and then the U.S.

In August leader Kim Jong Il clarified that the DPRK has willingness to maintain the denuclearization goal and return to the six-party talks without preconditions to comprehensively implement the September 19 joint statement together with other parties concerned so as to defend and promote peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Under this situation whether the six-party talks are resumed or not depends on the U.S. and south Korea. What matters is that the U.S. and south Korea, coolly reacting to the DPRK's stand, insist that the DPRK should refrain from conducting nuclear test before the resumption of the talks.

For six-party talks to roll again, it is necessary for the parties concerned to pool efforts and refrain from acts that may render the regional situation complicated and create atmosphere favorable for the resumption of the talks.

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