US President George Bush has announced that Washington will carry on its dialogue with North Korea, and praised other countries', including Russia's, contribution to this process.
"It's very good that Russians are having a dialogue with North Koreans," he stressed in a Wednesday conversation with journalists at his ranch in Crawford, Texas.
Praising the participation of Japan and South Korea in the North Korean dialogue, Bush said he hoped the nuclear problem of Pyongyang could be solved by peaceful means.
"We've made good progress," he said.
Two ballistic missiles attacked the US Navy destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) from the territory of Yemen. The destroyer came to the aid of the hijacked Central Park tanker of Zodiac Maritime