North Korea announces willingness to return to talks
by Anna Newby
The United Nations announced today that high-level military officers from North Korea and the UN Command plan to meet tomorrow in the border village of Panmunjom to discuss the controversial Cheonan sinking last March. U.S. colonels will represent the UN at the meeting, which is intended as a precursor to higher-level talks. The most recent of the “General Officer Talks” at Panmunjom – which have taken place on an occasional basis since 1998 – was in March 2009.