N Korea lured to peace talks

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The Independent Online
South Korea's Foreign Ministry said the main aim of Washington talks between North Korea and the United States were to get the North to attend four-party peace talks in Geneva.

The US State Department said on Wednesday that talks between North Korean and American officials "were held in a businesslike manner". North and South Korea, the United States and China last week agreed to begin peace talks on 9 December.

- Reuters, Seoul