US nuclear experts left Beijing on Thursday for North Korea for talks on disabling the North's main nuclear reactor, the next step in a plan to strip the country of its nuclear capability.
The visit follows a meeting of the two Koreas, the US, China, Russia and Japan in late September in Beijing at which North Korea agreed to disable its Yongbyon complex and declare all its nuclear programs by the end of this year.
"We're looking forward to a very productive visit," said Sung Kim, the State Department's top Korea expert, who is leading the group.
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