North Korea's senior nuclear strategist has called for a new round of six-nation denuclearisation talks without preconditions, a proposal unlikely to gain traction in Washington.

First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan's remarks in Beijing on Wednesday came at a forum marking the 10th anniversary of the talks that have been stalled since the last round in 2008 broke down over how to verify North Korea was meeting its pledges. 

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Seoul.

 

Source: Al Jazeera