Talks on Korean peninsula nuclear problem to resume Monday

Six-party talks on the Korean peninsula nuclear problem will resume Monday, an official spokesperson for the talks said Sunday.Heads of national delegations held two meetings Sunday in order to either decide to interrupt the fourth round of negotiations or to adopt a joint document.

Since 2002 when the United States said North Korea had admitted to pursuing a secret weapons program, U.S. officials have demanded that the communist nation end its program and allow inspectors into the country for verification.

North Korea at first denied the claim but later said it did possess weapons. The second stage of the fourth round of negotiations between China, Russia, Japan, South and North Korea and the United States ended in deadlock in early August and resumed Tuesday, RIA Novosti reported.

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