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Diplomats Say China, US Deadlocked on North Korean Nuclear Resolution


Diplomats say Chinese and American officials have met in Vienna to resolve a dispute over the wording of a resolution on North Korea's nuclear program.

The diplomats say China supports mentioning the possible delivery of light-water nuclear reactors to North Korea in a resolution to be submitted to the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency.

They say the United States, which fears such reactors could be used for military purposes, opposes the request. The diplomats say there is not as yet a resolution to the dispute.

North Korea agreed this month to abandon its nuclear weapons program in return for economic aid, energy assistance and security assurances. But Pyongyang later said it first wants light-water nuclear reactors for civilian energy production.

The next round of six-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear program is planned for November.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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