No breakthrough at N Korea nuke talks
A senior US official said yesterday there was some progress made but "no breakthrough" at this week's meeting with North Korea aimed at restarting long-stalled nuclear disarmament talks.
US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell was speaking after briefing South Korea about the talks in Geneva on Monday and Tuesday.
"I think it will be fair to say we did make some progress. There was no breakthrough. There is a substantial amount of work that needs to be done. No decisions have been taken about next steps," Campbell told journalists.
The North formally quit the six-party nuclear talks in April 2009, a month before staging its second atomic weapons test.