S. Korea to send oil to North to close reactor

July 12, 2007 05:00

South Korea prepared Thursday to send to North Korea a shipload of oil that was expected to trigger the communist nation to shut down its only working nuclear reactor in a landmark first step toward dismantling its atomic bomb program. The oil aid is part of economic and political rewards promised to Pyongyang in February in exchange for its agreement to close the Yongbyon nuclear reactor between the United States, China, Japan, the two Koreas and Russia.

Related Content

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un
May 24, 2018
Canceling North Korea summit, Trump returns to talk of military options