North Korea agrees to accept UN nuke inspection

North Korea's top nuclear negotiator told a visiting American delegation Monday that his government would immediately invite UN nuclear inspectors into the country if US$25 million in disputed North Korean funds are released to Pyongyang. North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan met with Bill Richardson, a Democratic US presidential candidate, and Anthony Principi, US President George W. Bush's former veteran affairs secretary, who were visiting Pyongyang. Kim "indicated that the North Korean government would invite the ... inspectors back the moment the funds are released to the North Korean government," Principi told reporters after the meeting.