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Failed US-North Korea talks dispel dreams of denuclearisation

A photo taken on Oct 5 shows North Korean delegates leaving the North Korean embassy in Stockholm to attend a meeting with US officials. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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WASHINGTON - Unfortunately for advocates of nuclear non-proliferation, North Korea is showing how it has the upper hand in negotiating with the United States.

North Korea and the US gave strikingly different interpretations of the breakdown in working-level denuclearisation talks last week in Stockholm.

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