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2008-11-13 00:00:17

The United States says verification of North Korea's earlier nuclear activities must include samples taken from its nuclear sites. U.S. State Department spokesman Robert Wood said the Communist country must permit international inspectors to take such samples, CNN reported. "We want to do what we can with our other six-party allies to make sure that the North adheres to what it agreed to do," Wood was quoted as saying. Besides and the United States and North Korea, others nations...

2008-10-13 18:00:11

The International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday North Korea allowed its inspectors back into the Yongbyon nuclear facility. In a statement on its Web site, the agency said core discharge activities at the reactor would resume Tuesday and inspectors would reapply containment and surveillance measures. North Korea said last Thursday it would not allow the nuclear watchdog's inspectors back and had earlier threatened to resume its nuclear program but reversed course after the United...

2008-10-12 09:00:21

North Korea says it will resume dismantling its nuclear reprocessing complex in the wake of a U.S. decision to drop the country from its terrorism list. The United States made the move as part of an Oct. 3 agreement in which Pyongyang demanded it be removed from the State Department's list of state sponsors of international terrorism. In return, North Korea will allow international inspectors to verify activities at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, Yonhap, the South Korean news agency,...

2008-10-09 12:00:22

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo - N Korea bans IAEA inspectors from all Yongbyon nuclear facilities Originally published by Kyodo News Service, Tokyo, in English 1311 9 Oct 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Newsfile. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-01 18:00:13

The hard-won nuclear deal with North Korea seems to be unraveling after a hopeful period in which the North shuttered its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon and dramatically blew up the cooling tower. Workers stopped dismantling the complex last month, after the United States failed to take North Korea off the terrorism list - a step toward diplomatic rehabilitation. Now technicians at Yongbyon are preparing to restart a plant that makes weapons-grade plutonium. North Korea's leader, Kim...

2008-10-01 15:00:11

U.S. envoy Christopher Hill was in North Korea Wednesday for negotiations aimed at rescuing a nuclear disarmament deal with Pyongyang. "We are in a very difficult and very tough phrase of negotiation," Hill told CNN ahead of his meeting with North Korean officials. The latest dispute centers on measures to verify that North Korean has disabled its Yongbyon nuclear reactor and reprocessing facilities that produce plutonium for nuclear weapons. The United States has insisted on...

2008-09-30 09:00:23

The hard-won nuclear deal with North Korea seems to be unraveling after a hopeful period in which the North shuttered its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon and dramatically blew up the cooling tower. Workers stopped dismantling the complex last month, after the United States failed to take North Korea off the terrorism list - a step toward diplomatic rehabilitation. Now technicians at Yongbyon are preparing to restart a plant that makes weapons-grade plutonium. North Korea's leader, Kim Jong...

2008-09-30 06:00:16

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By Cho Kyung Wook] Seoul, Sept. 30 Kyodo - Top US nuclear envoy Christopher Hill arrived in South Korea on Tuesday for talks with his South Korean counterpart to try to put the stalled six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization back on track. Upon arriving at Inchon International Airport, Hill, who is assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific affairs, said "We are going to talk about what we need for...

2008-09-25 00:00:13

World in brief VIENNA North Korea has expelled UN monitors from its plutonium plant and plans to start reactivating it next week, breaking a 2007 deal to scrap its nuclear weapons programme. The Stalinist state said last week it was working to restart the Yongbyon complex it had been dismantling since last November under a disarmament-for-aid agreement with the United States, China, Japan, South Korea and Russia. "There are no more seals and surveillance equipment in place at the...

2008-09-19 21:00:12

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Washington, 19 September: North Korea has not reactivated its nuclear reactor in Yongbyon although it is moving closer to doing so, the State Department said Friday. Department spokesman Sean McCormack said at a news briefing that Pyongyang is getting "to the point of operationalizing Yongbyon again," though "they haven't gotten to that point yet." "And we would urge them not to get to that point," he said. North Korea said...


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