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Russia says Pyongyang wants direct talks with Washington

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that North Korea's leadership wants direct talks with the United States to seek guarantees on their security from Washington, Russia's RIA news agency reported.

 

Lavrov said he had passed on Pyongyang's desire for direct talks to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when the two men met on the sidelines of a conference in Vienna on Thursday, the news agency reported.