IAEA ready to play essential role in verifying North Korea's nuclear programmeListen /
The Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea -DPRK has continued construction of the light water reactor and largely completed work on the exterior of the main buildings.
Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano told the agency's Board of Governors on Thursday that this continues since his earlier statement describing the DPRK uranium enrichment activities as "deeply troubling.
“However, the Agency remains unable to determine the reactor's design features or the likely date for its commissioning. Similarly, while the Agency continues to monitor the reported uranium enrichment facility, using satellite imagery, its configuration and operational status cannot be established.”
IAEA Director-General Amano says the Agency is ready to play an essential role in verifying the DPRK's nuclear programme.
Donn Bobb, United Nations