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North Korea allows IAEA experts to visit its nuclear facilities

North Korea will guarantee the security of the IAEA representatives and their activity until the end of the inspection
13:28, 13 February 2019

Open source

North Korea has agreed to allow the inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to visit its nuclear facilities, as The Korea Times reported citing an official.

"Nuclear negotiators from the United States and North Korea have reached a tentative agreement under which IAEA inspectors would have access to nuclear and missile testing sites in the North for verification of their dismantlement in due time," the source said.

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Particular data and facilities, which would be inspected, are going to be determined during the negotiations.

"North Korea will guarantee the safety of IAEA inspectors and their activities until the verification process is complete. Pyongyang will comply with its obligations under the U.N Security Council (UNSC) resolutions to cooperate with the IAEA and properly address outstanding issues," the message said.

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons was signed by the DPRK in 1968; however, the country left the treaty in 2003. In 2009, North Korea demanded IAEA experts to leave the country.

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As we reported North Korea warned that it could renew state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the United States does not change the position on sanctions against the country. 

Earlier, U.S. leader Donald Trump stated America intended to build up its arsenal of nuclear weapons to pressure Russia and China.

 

 

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