The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will continue to monitor the nuclear program of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to its acting chief.
“It is more than 10 years since IAEA inspectors were required to leave the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” said acting Director General Cornel Feruta at the 63rd Annual Regular Session of IAEA General Conference here on Monday. “The agency continues to monitor the DPRK’s nuclear program, including through satellite imagery.”
The DPRK’s nuclear program is a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and its activities remain a cause for serious concern, he said.
The agency remains ready to play an essential role in verifying the DPRK’s nuclear program if a political agreement is reached among the countries concerned, according to Feruta.
“I call upon the DPRK to comply fully with its obligations under relevant UN Security Council resolutions, to cooperate promptly with the agency and to resolve all outstanding issues,” he said.