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Monday, December 18, 2006
N. Korea brings 'exhaustive' wish list to revived talks
BEIJING, China (Reuters) -- North Korea set out sweeping demands on Monday for scrapping its nuclear arms and the United States warned that its patience was running out -- an inauspicious start to six-party talks after a year-long hiatus.

Addressing the six-party forum at the first talks since the North's October 9 nuclear test, Pyongyang's chief envoy demanded an end to U.N. sanctions and U.S. financial curbs and the grant of a nuclear reactor before it would consider disarmament.

In response to this "exhaustive list", chief U.S. envoy Christopher Hill warned that Washington's patience had "reached its limits".

"We don't have the option of walking away from the problem," Hill said. "Their future is very much at stake.

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