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North Korea shuts down nuclear plant

N Korea informs the US that it has shut down its controversial Yongbyon nuclear power plant and given access to IAEA inspectors.

world Updated: Jul 16, 2007 04:36 IST

North Korea has informed the US on Saturday that it had shut down its controversial Yongbyon nuclear power plant and allowed inspectors in to view the facility, according to a report posted on The New York Times website.

North Korea told the US about the move at 9:30 a.m. Saturday through its representative office to the United Nations, the newspaper cited US chief negotiator Christopher Hill as saying.

The report came as a 10-member team of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arrived in Pyongyang on Saturday as part of a deal aimed at ending the North's nuclear weapons programme.

First Published: Jul 15, 2007 09:52 IST