Kim leaves China after Russia trip

AP News
Posted: Aug 27, 2011 5:38 AM
Kim leaves China after Russia trip

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has ended a short trip to northeastern China during which he renewed a push to restart talks on swapping aid for his country's nuclear disarmament.

The official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday that Kim had concluded his visit, which came after he made an official visit early this week to Russia.

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reports that Kim says he is willing to impose a nuclear test and production moratorium and return to international talks on Pyongyang's atomic program without preconditions. That echoes a commitment made earlier in the week in a meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in a Siberian city.