September 22, 2021

Nuclear watchdog chief urges North Korea to uphold nonproliferation treaty

Statement comes after International Atomic Energy Agency recently reported activity at Yongbyon nuclear complex

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi urged North Korea on Monday to abide by U.N. Security Council resolutions and implement safeguards consistent with the Non-Proliferation Treaty on preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.

Grossi’s statement comes on the heels of the IAEA’s report released late last month that says North Korea restarted the plutonium-producing reactor at its primary Yongbyon nuclear complex to the highest levels in three years.