North Korea Stops Nuclear Activities for Food Assistance

By Scott Sarvay

Credit: World Nuclear Association

North Korea Stops Nuclear Activities for Food Assistance

February 29, 2012 Updated Nov 13, 2013 at 2:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - North Korea has agreed to suspend its nuclear activities after months of negations with the United States.

According to the State Department North Korea agreed to allow U.N. inspectors in to verify and monitor the moratorium on uranium enrichment and confirm disablement of its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon in exchange for 240,000 metric tons of food aid.

In 2009 North Korea withdrew from a six-nation disarmament-for-aid group. The recent breakthrough could be a sign that the North will be rejoining the group.

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