North Korea alleges Seoul plot amid push for nuclear talks

Wang Jiarui, left, head of the Chinese Communist Party's international department, is in Pyongyang to hold talks with the North Korean regime. (AFP)

Pyongyang accused Seoul yesterday of plotting to topple its regime, souring relations again as a top Chinese official visited North Korea in a new drive to bring it back to nuclear disarmament talks.

In another blow for inter-Korean ties the two sides failed to agree on restarting a tourism project.

Wang Jiarui, head of the Chinese Communist Party's international department, met senior communist party official Choe Thae-Bok to reaffirm the two countries' friendship and exchange views "on other issues of common concern", Xinhua news agency said.

 

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