Published: Oct 24, 2011 8:52 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) - The top U.S. envoy on North Korea has reported some progress after the first day of talks over Pyongyang's nuclear program, the second direct encounter between the two sides in less than three months.
    
Speaking to reporters and TV cameras on Monday night after their first meeting at the U.S.'s mission in Geneva, Stephen Bosworth called himself "neither optimistic nor pessimistic."
    
"We have had a good day of talks. I think we're moving in a positive direction. We have narrowed some differences, but we still have differences that we have to resolve," he said.
    
Bosworth said the U.S. and North Korea are "conducting very intensive discussions" and will continue to try to narrow their differences, but did not provide more specifics.

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