“North Korea has only one card in hand and that is its nuclear programme
Rahy, Tehran, Iran
The 10-member team from the IAEA arrived in the North Korean capital on Saturday afternoon, coinciding with the docking of the tanker carrying fuel oil at Sonbong port.
Pyongyang will receive 50,000 tonnes of heavy fuel oil for closing the facility and that will rise to one million tonnes once the whole nuclear programme is dismantled.
Christopher Hill, US nuclear envoy, said he expected the North to submit a list of its nuclear facilities within months, as was agreed upon in February`s round of talks.
“We expect the comprehensive list in a matter of several weeks, possibly several months,” he said.
Hill also stressed that the shutdown of Yongbyon was only the first step.
“I also don`t want people to think this shutdown is the biggest and only event.”