North Korea’s Kim open to nuclear site inspection: report


FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (not pictured) during his visit to Pyongyang, in this photo released on November 5, 2018 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is willing to allow inspectors into the reclusive country’s main nuclear complex in Yongbyon, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, citing a senior diplomatic source.

“I understand that Chairman Kim told (South Korean) President Moon (Jae-in) during their summit in September that if the U.S. took corresponding steps he would not only be willing to shut down the Yongbyon nuclear facilities but also allow verification,” Yonhap quoted the source as saying.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by James Dalgleish

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