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The Latest: N. Korea leader seeks ‘active response’ in talks

BEIJING (AP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his country has taken “many positive measures” over the past year, but hasn’t received an “active response from the relevant party,” an apparent reference to the United States.

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV quoted Kim as telling visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Pyongyang on Thursday that North Korea would “like to remain patient, but hopes the relevant party will meet it halfway to explore ways to resolve tensions and produce results.”

Xi had told Kim that China expects a resumption of nuclear talks between the U.S. and North Korea that would produce a tangible outcome.

Xi also said China backs a political resolution of issues on the Korean Peninsula and is willing to do what it can to address North Korea’s “reasonable security and development concerns.”

Associated Press

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