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    Six-party talks on the North Korea’s nuclear program are dead, a high-level North Korean diplomat on nuclear issues said at a security conference in the Chinese capital Wednesday.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, the US, Japanese and South Korean militaries detected two launches of presumably Musudan medium-range ballistic missiles from North Korea’s eastern coast.

    "The six-party talks are dead," Choe Son Hui, the North Korean Foreign Ministry’s deputy director for North American affairs and deputy chief nuclear envoy, said at the closed-door forum quoted by the South Korean Yonhap news service’s insider.

    Tensions over North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs escalated after Pyongyang said on January 6 that it had successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test and put a satellite into orbit on February 7. The moves violated UN Security Council resolutions, and prompted the United Nations as well as the United States to impose sanctions.

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