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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the 4th meeting of the company commanders and political instructors of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang Oct. 30, 2013.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the 4th meeting of the company commanders and political instructors of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang Oct. 30, 2013.
(KCNA/REUTERS)

Breakthrough unlikely: Promising signs coming out of North Korea mean little to U.S.

For those eager to see North Korea resume formal talks toward establishing more stability in Asia, there have been signs, recently, of promise. Last week, Ambassador Sin Son-ho, the DPRK’s top representative to the United Nations, told the Yonhap News Agency that North Korea stands ready to rejoin six-party talks that have been stalled since December 2008.