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U.S., North Korean Negotiators Begin Talks In Geneva

Negotiators from North Korea and the United States began two-day of talks today in Geneva.

The talks are aimed at reviving stalled negotiations on North Korea's nuclear program.

The six-party talks, which involve the United States, North and South Korea, China, Japan, and Russia, broke down in 2009 when North Korea walked out.

However, no breakthrough is expected in Switzerland.

Washington has said it will not return to six-party talks unless Pyongyang makes a "clear commitment" on nuclear disarmament.

North Korea, however, wants to restart the multination talks without preconditions.

North Korea's ally China has repeatedly called for a resumption of the talks.

compiled from agency reports