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White House: US to 'rethink' strategy toward DPRK
Updated: 2008-12-12 00:33

WASHINGTON -- The White House said on Thursday that it will "have to rethink" its strategy toward Pyongyang after the latest round of the six-party talks failed to break impasse over the verification of nuclear facilities in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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"Because they decided not to work with us, and the talks have devolved because they wouldn't put it in writing, we're going to have to rethink some of this action-for-action, which is what we had said we would do," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino told reporters at the daily press briefing.

The spokeswoman did not specify what action the Bush administration would take.

The six parties, namely the DPRK, the United States, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Russia and China, which are all involved in the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, ended their third meeting during the sixth round of talks with a chairman statement on Thursday evening in Beijing.

The parties agreed to convene the next meeting as soon as possible.