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IAEA "understanding" on N.Korea nuclear reactor shutdown

Olli Heinonen (C), nuclear safeguards director for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), talks to reporters in Pyongyang June 29, 2007, after an inspection of the Yongbyon nuclear facility that North Korea has promised to mothball as part of an aid-for-disarmament deal, Kyodo news agency reported. REUTERS/Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.N. nuclear watchdog officials reached an “understanding” with North Korea on verification of the shutdown and sealing of the North’s Yongbyon reactor, Kyodo news agency said on Friday.

The head of the U.N. delegation said it was “satisfied” with their tour of a North Korean reactor complex that the secretive state has promised to scrap under an aid-for-disarmament deal, it said.