U.S. defense chief skeptical on North Korea talks

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Posted: Oct 27, 2011 6:09 AM
U.S. defense chief skeptical on North Korea talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday he was skeptical about talks with North Korea after a meeting between the two countries in Geneva that failed to arrive at any agreements.

"There's an indication that some progress was made but that they haven't arrived at any agreements and we're not sure where those talks are headed at this point," Panetta said.

"And so for that reason, I guess the word skepticism would be in order at this time as to what may or may not happen in those discussions."

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Yoko Nishikawa)