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N Korea has no plans for more tests: Kim Jong II

The North Korean leader told this to a visiting Chinese delegation.

india Updated: Oct 20, 2006 17:51 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

North Korean leader Kim Jong II told a visiting Chinese delegation that the communist nation didn't plan to conduct additional nuclear tests, a news report said on Friday.

Kim told Chinese envoy Tang Jiaxuan that "we have no plans for additional nuclear tests," Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unnamed diplomatic source in Beijing.

Tang led a delegation that met Kim in Pyongyang yesterday to deliver a message from Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Meeting with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Beijing today, Tang said that his trip had "not been in vain."

Chinese officials also expressed hope that the North would return to arms talks that it has boycotted since last year in anger over US financial restrictions.

First Published: Oct 20, 2006 17:51 IST