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IAEA Inspectors Asked to Leave Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

14 April 2009 | 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 in the Yongbyon facility that it is immediately ceasing all cooperation with the IAEA. It has requested the removal of all containment and surveillance equipment, following which, IAEA inspectors will no longer be provided access to the facility. The inspectors have also been asked to leave the DPRK at the earliest possible time. The DPRK also informed the IAEA that it has decided to reactivate all facilities and go ahead with the reprocessing of spent fuel." Related Resources: » IAEA and DPRK