Sunday, November 28, 2010

South Korea Rejects China Call for Talks as Naval Drills Begin

November 28, 2010, 5:29 AM EST
By Sungwoo Park and Bomi Lim

Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) -- South Korea rejected China’s call to resume six-party talks with North Korea today, as it’s navy began maneuvers with U.S. warships amid threats of a “merciless” response by Kim Jong Il’s regime.
“Emergency” discussions involving the Koreas, China, the U.S., Russia and Japan should be held early month in Beijing to address increasing military tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Wu Dawei, China’s top envoy for the negotiations, told reporters in Beijing today. The time isn’t right for such a meeting South Korean President Lee Myung Bak told visiting Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo today in Seoul, Yonhap News said. Article here

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