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Friday, 31 August 2012 - 13:23
UN nuclear watchdog has 'serious concern' over North Korea
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North Korea's nuclear programme is a matter of "serious concern," the UN atomic agency IAEA said in a report released yetsreday, referring in particular to two sites Pyongyang has stopped it from visiting.

The report added that North Korea's statements about uranium enrichment activities and the construction of a light-water reactor "continue to be deeply troubling.

The country had in recent months made significant progress in building this reactor, the report said.

In late February, the United States announced it had agreed a moratorium with North Korea on nuclear activities and ballistic missile tests, in exchange for a resumption of food aid to the hermetic Stalinist state.

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