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North Korea Says It Has Nuclear Arms, Pulls Out of Talks

North Korea publicly acknowledges that it has nuclear weapons and has given notice that it will pull out of six-way non-proliferation talks. The statement, carried by the official North Korean news agency, is the first response to President Bush's recent pledge to bring an end to North Korea's nuclear weapons programs through dialogue.

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Rob Gifford is the NPR foreign correspondent based in Shanghai.