North Korea denies entry of IAEA inspectors
Friday, June 22, 2007
After North Korean (DPRK) diplomats on Thursday, the country decided not to give (IAEA) inspectors permission to enter the country, claiming that the $25,000,000 remitted to them has not yet arrived., the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. met with
"As of now, the frozen funds had not reached our bank account. Nobody knows why the remittance is delayed. Our side has informed the IAEA that we have no objection to them preparing the visit as a plan, but we are not ready to give our official confirmation for the visit as scheduled by the agency," said counsellor Hyon Yong at North Korea's embassy located in.
The money is believed to still be in the possession of the Russia, which received control of the funds after they were transferred via the United States Federal Reserve System to Macau's Banco Delta Asia. Russian officials state that the funds transfer was to "be completed by today," but as of now the funds have not yet arrived to N. Korea.of
Earlier this week North Korea invited IAEA inspectors into the country to monitor the shutting down of their nuclear reactor located in Yongbyon.
- "N-Korea stalls nuke talks" — , June 22, 2007
- "N Korea stalls disarmament talks" — , June 21, 2007
- Chosun Ilbo. "North Korea Puts IAEA Visit on Hold" — , June 22, 2007
- RTT News. "North Korea Says IAEA Visit Could Be Delayed" — , June 21, 2007
- Reuters Vienna. "N. Korea delays the return of monitors" — , June 22, 2007