United Nations: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and North Korea have agreed on arrangements for monitoring by the agency of the shutdown Yongbyon nuclear facility and the reactor under construction at Taechon.
The agency circulated a report detailing the agreed arrangements among member of its 35-member board which would consider at its meeting on 9 July in Vienna. But the agency did not make the report public.
IAEA had recently sent a team of experts to North Korea which has been under United Nations sanctions since last year when it claimed to have conducted a nuclear test.
North Korea had ordered IAEA inspectors out at the end of 2003 and formally withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) -- including the pact’s inspections and other safeguards against fuel diversion from energy generation to weapons production.