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Fourth Round of Six-Party Talks: Morning Transit St. Regis

Christopher R. Hill, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Beijing, China
August 7, 2005

A/S HILL: Good morning. Iím going to go to the plenary, and then I think Iíll have a meeting at the foreign ministry and then I come back and we can have a longer talk about whatís been accomplished here and what still needs to be done. Itís been fun.

QUESTION: What assurances do we have that the North Koreans will return -- if there was a recess, of course?

A/S HILL: Iíll come back and we can talk about that but I think the major assurance is that this is a very, very good deal for North Korea. The deal thatís on the table is something that the D.P.R.K. really needs to think about because this is something that could lead to a much better future.

QUESTION: Do you see any possibility of U.S. flexibility on concessions on that deal then?

A/S HILL: I think, as I just said, that you know itís a very good deal. You know I (inaudible) concessions. Thank you very much.



Released on August 8, 2005

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