North Korea ‘To Return to Talks’

Wen Jiabao’s visit to North Korea has yielded the intended outcome, with Kim Jong-il agreeing to return to six party talks, according to a BBC report:

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il made the announcement to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, who is visiting Pyongyang, said North Korea’s KCNA news agency.

But Pyongyang said the return would be dependent on the progress of its planned bilateral talks with the US.

The US says it remains ready to engage bilaterally with North Korea.

Read Xinhua’s report here, and a report from the New York Times.