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IAEA Inspectors No Longer Permitted Access to Yongbyon

9 October 2008 | Following is a statement to the media by IAEA Spokesperson Marc Vidricaire on the situation in the DPRK: "The Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has today informed IAEA inspectors that effective immediately access to facilities at Yongbyon would no longer be permitted. The DPRK also has stated it has stopped its disablement work, which was initially agreed upon within the Six-Party Talks. Also, since it is preparing to restart the facilities at Yongbyon, the DPRK has informed the IAEA that our monitoring activities would no longer be appropriate. IAEA inspectors will remain in Yongbyon pending further information by the DPRK." Related Resources: » IAEA Removes Seals from Plant in Yongbyon, Press Release, 24 September 2008 » Video: Press Briefing - IAEA Removes Seals from Plant in Yongbyon, 24 September 2008 » In Focus: IAEA and DPRK