UN hails North Korean co-operation

Nuclear watchdog says inspectors got full assistance to finish their tasks.

    The IAEA team had been in Pyongyang since July 12 to supervise the shutdown of Yongbyon [AP]
    A second six-member team arrived on Saturday to take over from Tolba's team.
     
    The IAEA last week confirmed the shutdown of North Korea's sole known functioning reactor at Yongbyon, the first concrete progress after numerous negotiations involving the US and other regional powers.
     
    Unfinished work
     
    The nuclear inspectors are also working to verify the status of two unfinished reactors – a spent fuel reprocessing facility and a fuel fabrication plant.
     
    The North fired a test nuclear weapon in October. Four months later, Pyongyang agreed to scrap its nuclear programme in exchange for economic and political concessions in a deal with the US, Russia, China, Japan and South Korea.
     
    It has been promised one million tonnes of fuel oil in exchange for disabling its nuclear facilities under the six-party agreement struck in February last year.
     
    South Korea has sent 50,000 tonnes of oil to the North as compensation for shutting down Yongbyon.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.