Friday, May 24, 2013

North Korean envoy warns no guarantee of peace on third day of fence-mending visit to China

China's state media says an envoy from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned there is no guarantee of peace on the Korean Peninsula, but also stressed that his country is willing to hold talks with all sides to find a solution.

The Xinhua News Agency quoted North Korean Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae as making the comments Friday to Gen. Fan Changlong in Beijing on the third day of a fence-mending visit to his country's most important ally.

Choe's mission marks the first high-level, face-to-face contact between the two governments in a half-year, an unusual gap during which Pyongyang angered Beijing by conducting rocket launches and nuclear tests and other saber-rattling.