U.S. Congressman Weldon meets with Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Hosoda in Tokyo.
U.S. Congressman Curt Weldon gives a thumbs-up sign as he meets with Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda in Tokyo January 18, 2005. The Pennsylvania Republican, who led a bipartisan delegation of lawmakers and met with North Korea's parliament president Kim Yong-nam and other North Korean leaders last week, said earlier in the day that talks on Pyongyang's nuclear arms programmes could resume in early February if the United States refrains from "inflammatory rhetoric." REUTERS/Eriko Sugita ES