Report: IAEA wants to redeploy inspectors in N. Korea

By REUTERS
December 20, 2011 11:09

TOKYO - The International Atomic Energy Agency must redeploy its inspectors in North Korea to help with the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Yukiya Amano, director general of the UN nuclear agency was quoted as saying by Kyodo news agency.

The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, announced on Monday, has plunged the region into uncertainty over the stability of the unpredictable state that is trying to build a nuclear arsenal.

UN inspectors were expelled from North Korea in 2009 and their return would be seen as a sign that the North may be serious about disarmament efforts.


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