December 16, 2010 11:49
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il said he is willing to consider allowing inspections of the country's nuclear facilities by the International Atomic Energy Agency, it emerged on Wednesday.
Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo briefed the Korean government on his recent visit to the Stalinist country and said Kim made the reply when Dai suggested the resumption of six-party nuclear talks.
Kim "didn't articulate when, where and at what level the North would accept IAEA inspection but just mentioned his intention to consider it, so we don't think it's a matter that should be taken seriously," a high ranking official here said.
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