McCormack said the signals are that the talks could reconvene this month. They involve China, Japan, North and South Korea, Russia, and the United States.
The six-party negotiations were suspended in late 2005 after North Korea walked out in protest at U.S. financial sanctions imposed on a bank accused of illicit dealings on behalf of Pyongyang.
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