This handout photo taken on January 16, 2009, shows South Korean officials, dressed in radioactive-proof gear, inspecting unused fuel rods stacked in a warehouse at North Korea's nuclear complex in Yongbyon. A South Korean team had discussed buying the rods as part of a six-nation nuclar deal to dismantle the communist state's main nuclear site. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE AFP PHOTO/HO/South Korean Foreign Ministry / AFP PHOTO / South Korean Foreign Ministry / STR This handout photo taken on January 16, 2009, shows South Korean officials, dressed in radioactive-proof gear, inspecting unused fuel rods stacked in a warehouse at North Korea's nuclear complex in Yongbyon. A South Korean team had discussed buying the rods as part of a six-nation nuclar deal to dismantle the communist state's main nuclear site. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE AFP PHOTO/HO/South Korean Foreign Ministry / AFP PHOTO / South Korean Foreign Ministry / STR
This handout photo taken on January 16, 2009, shows South Korean officials, dressed in radioactive-proof gear, inspecting unused fuel rods stacked in a warehouse at North Korea's nuclear complex in Yongbyon. A South Korean team had discussed buying the rods as part of a six-nation nuclar deal to dismantle the communist state's main nuclear site. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE AFP PHOTO/HO/South Korean Foreign Ministry / AFP PHOTO / South Korean Foreign Ministry / STR
North Korea

Atomic watchdog demands North Korea allow nuclear inspectors back in amid reactor activity concerns

  • There has been some activity at the facilities in Yongbyon – a reactor where the country produces plutonium
  • Atomic agency inspectors were expelled from the country in 2009, but it is still hoping to be readmitted

Topic |   North Korea
This handout photo taken on January 16, 2009, shows South Korean officials, dressed in radioactive-proof gear, inspecting unused fuel rods stacked in a warehouse at North Korea's nuclear complex in Yongbyon. A South Korean team had discussed buying the rods as part of a six-nation nuclar deal to dismantle the communist state's main nuclear site. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE AFP PHOTO/HO/South Korean Foreign Ministry / AFP PHOTO / South Korean Foreign Ministry / STR This handout photo taken on January 16, 2009, shows South Korean officials, dressed in radioactive-proof gear, inspecting unused fuel rods stacked in a warehouse at North Korea's nuclear complex in Yongbyon. A South Korean team had discussed buying the rods as part of a six-nation nuclar deal to dismantle the communist state's main nuclear site. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE AFP PHOTO/HO/South Korean Foreign Ministry / AFP PHOTO / South Korean Foreign Ministry / STR
This handout photo taken on January 16, 2009, shows South Korean officials, dressed in radioactive-proof gear, inspecting unused fuel rods stacked in a warehouse at North Korea's nuclear complex in Yongbyon. A South Korean team had discussed buying the rods as part of a six-nation nuclar deal to dismantle the communist state's main nuclear site. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE AFP PHOTO/HO/South Korean Foreign Ministry / AFP PHOTO / South Korean Foreign Ministry / STR
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