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N.Korea ousts U.N. monitors, to restart atom bomb plant

North Korea has expelled U.N. monitors from its plutonium-making nuclear plant and plans to start reactivating it next week, rowing back from a 2007 deal to scrap its atomic bomb program, officials said on Wednesday. The reclusive Stalinist state said on Friday it was working to restart the Yongbyon atomic complex it had been dismantling since last November under a disarmament-for-aid agreement with five powers that has derailed in disputes over implementation. Olli Heinonen, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s head of non-proliferation safeguards, told an IAEA board of governors meeting that monitors verifying North Korea’s denuclearization were forced to leave the plutonium plant this week. Full Story

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