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Russia welcomes N.Korea return to nuclear talks-Ifax

MOSCOW, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Russia welcomed on Friday signals from North Korea it was ready to end its year-long boycott of nuclear negotiations, Interfax news agency quoted the Foreign Ministry as saying.

North Korea walked away from the negotiating table a year ago. But its Foreign ministry said earlier on Friday Pyongyang and Washington “deepened the mutual understanding, narrowed their differences and found not a few common points,” in the course of a visit by a senior U.S. envoy.

“If reports about North Korea’s readiness to return to the six-way talks are true, this would be a correct step in the right direction by Pyongyang,” the Russian Foreign ministry said according to Interfax. (Writing by Oleg Shchedrov; editing by Philippa Fletcher)