North Korea will return to six party talks on nuclear disarmament next week, the Wall Street Journal reported, but expectations for the meeting are low. The meeting next Monday would be the first in 13 months. North Korea tested a nuclear device on October 9 and said shortly after that it was willing to resume the talks it abandoned in November 2005. The new round of talks follows announcements by the US that it may be willing to offer more specific incentives to the reclusive regime of Kim Jong Il, including a possible declaration ending the 56-year-old Korean War, the newspaper reported. Regardless of outside incentives, Kim may be reluctant to end its nuclear programmes since much of his internal support depends on the appearance of constant conflict with outside forces.
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