September 25, 2020

North Korea “failed to adhere to its commitments” in arms control: U.S. report

Verified denuclearization of the DPRK remains the overriding U.S. objective, the U.S. State department said.

North Korea should be held accountable for past and current violations of international arms control treaties and safeguards, a U.S. State Department report said on Wednesday.

In a yearly report evaluating the international community's compliance with arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements, the U.S. called out North Korea for violations made before its 2003 withdrawal from the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) and currently “in violation of its IAEA safeguards obligations.”