N. Korea agrees to nuclear disarmament steps

North Korea will shut the Yongbyon reactor complex at the heart of its nuclear program and allow international inspectors on to the site as part of an initial disarmament plan sealed in Beijing on Tuesday.


Under the agreement reached at six-party talks, North Korea must take the steps within 60 days, and in return it will receive 50,000 tons of fuel oil or economic aid of equal value. Under the agreement, North Korea and United States will also embark on talks aimed at resolving disputes and restarting diplomatic relations, Chinese envoy Wu Dawei said. (Reuters)