Source Pravda.Ru

Russia to consult U.S. and China before North Korea talks

In November, Russia will meet with China and the U.S. to prepare for the second round of negotiations with North Korea, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Losyukov.

"In the next few days, we will have a number of meetings. On November 17-18, we are meeting with the Chinese in Beijing and after November 20, we will discuss the North Korean problem in Washington," said Losyukov.

According to Losyukov, Russia knows Washington's position on North Korea, as it has been discussed during multiple meetings. "But in this case details are very important," said the deputy minister. "These meetings will be good preparation for the second round of the six-sided negotiations," said Losyukov.

He also said that Russia has also met with North Korea. "We have studied Pyongyang's position, we know what the DPRK awaits from the negotiations and what proposals it would like to advance," said Alexander Losyukov. "Now it is for negotiations to decide," said the deputy minister.