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Presss Release 2002/17

IAEA Invites DPRK for Talks

30 November 2002 | Following the International Atomic Energy Agency's request yesterday to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for information about the reports of an undeclared uranium enrichment facility, the Director General, Dr Mohamed ElBaradei, has today in a message to the DPRK confirmed the Agency's readiness to dispatch a senior team to the DPRK, or to receive a DPRK team in Vienna, to discuss this matter and the general question of the implementation of IAEA safeguards in the DPRK.

The Director General expressed the hope that the DPRK will without delay come back into full compliance with its nuclear non-proliferation obligations.

About the IAEA

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) serves as the world's foremost intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the peaceful use of nuclear technology. Established as an autonomous organization under the United Nations (UN) in 1957, the IAEA carries out programmes to maximize the useful contribution of nuclear technology to society while verifying its peaceful use.

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