SEOUL, South Korea, July 16 — Inspectors from the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency have confirmed that North Korea has shut down its weapons-making nuclear reactor, the agency said today.
The reactor was shut down in return for an initial shipment of 50,000 tons of heavy fuel oil.
But the Communist North warned the United States that the real bargaining for its nuclear disarmament has only just begun.
North Korea told the United States over the weekend that it had shut down its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon and had readmitted a permanent international inspection team.
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