North Korea bars IAEA access to Yongbyon, IAEA Press Release, 9 October 2008
IAEA Inspectors No Longer Permitted Access to Yongbyon, IAEA Press Centre, 9 October 2008.
Following is a statement to the media by IAEA Spokesperson Marc Vidricaire on the situation in the DPRK:
"The Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has today informed IAEA inspectors that effective immediately access to facilities at Yongbyon would no longer be permitted.
The DPRK also has stated it has stopped its disablement work, which was initially agreed upon within the Six-Party Talks. Also, since it is preparing to restart the facilities at Yongbyon, the DPRK has informed the IAEA that our monitoring activities would no longer be appropriate.
IAEA inspectors will remain in Yongbyon pending further information by the DPRK."
Source: International Atomic Energy Agency, www.iaea.org.