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Resumption of Fourth Round of Six-Party Talks: Morning Transit, China World Hotel

Christopher R. Hill, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Beijing, China
September 19, 2005

A/S HILL: Hi. Good morning. We had a lot of back and forth last night, so were heading off to the site now. I think Ill probably be back mid-morning, and then maybe we can have a discussion on where we are, but I really think were at the end game this morning. Ill be back mid-morning, late morning, and Ill tell you what it looks like.

QUESTION: Do you feel closer to the end today than you were yesterday?

A/S HILL: Were I think very close to the end. I think this is definitely the last day of this. I suspect it will be over in a matter of hours.

QUESTION: Do you think the Norths demand is a non-starter?

A/S HILL: The D.P.R.K. has some demands. The question is whether anybody accepts those demands. I think we have a pretty good arrangement on that, but I have to see what it looks like finally. So, see you later this morning. Thank you.

QUESTION: Have you talked to Washington and [inaudible]?

A/S HILL: I had a lot of discussions with Washington, of course, and I think all the other delegations have been back in touch with their capitals, because we really are at the end game now.

QUESTION: [inaudible]

A/S HILL: Well, were at the end game now and so were going to see where we are in the next couple of hours. Ill be back here. Thank you very much.

Released on September 19, 2005

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