Korea

IAEA inspectors leave DPR of Korea

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) left the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) today while the Agency's governing board prepared to take up the issue next week.

Inspectors needed to ensure DPR of Korea compliance with nuclear safeguards – IAEA

Following Pyongyang’s request to remove United Nations monitors from the country, the head of the UN's nuclear watchdog agency today said inspectors were needed in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to ensure compliance with international safeguards.

Concerned over Korean Peninsula tensions, Annan urges Pyongyang to work with UN

Reacting to recent developments in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the country's Government to cooperate with the United Nations nuclear energy agency.

Actions by DPR of Korea tantamount to ‘nuclear brinkmanship,’ IAEA chief says

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today said that the recent actions of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) towards restarting its reprocessing facility at Nyongbyong raised serious non-proliferation concerns and were tantamount to "nuclear brinkmanship."

DPR of Korea continues to disrupt UN safeguards at nuclear facility

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has unilaterally continued the process of disrupting safeguards installed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the country’s nuclear facilities, the Agency’s top official said today.

UN agency concerned by removal of monitoring equipment at DPR of Korea nuclear site

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today voiced its concern over the decision by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to remove surveillance equipment and security seals at its Nyongbyong nuclear facility.

DPR of Korea faces 'dire' food shortage unless donors step in, UN official warns

The top United Nations relief official in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) today warned that the country's food and humanitarian situation is rapidly becoming critical - a situation that could worsen as countries hold back pledges because of concerns over the lack of accounting for aid deliveries.

Annan voices concern over DPR of Korea’s reported nuclear plans

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, is “extremely concerned” about the reported existence in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) of a programme to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons, a UN spokesman said today.

International Atomic Energy Agency seeks talks with DPR of Korea on nuclear plans

Responding to reports that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has plans to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today contacted Pyongyang seeking talks on the matter.

Concerned at DPR Korea's nuclear plans, UN atomic agency to pursue information

Reacting with "deep concern" to new charges by the United States about plans by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today said it would pursue answers to outstanding questions.